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3.4
68 Ratings

Beaufort

Bufor

Directed by Joseph Cedar
Israel, 2007
Action, Drama, War

Synopsis

After 18 years dug into a heavily fortified mountain deep in occupied Lebanon, the last Israeli soldiers stationed at an ancient crusader stronghold called Beaufort receive orders to abandon their posts and come home…

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Beaufort Directed by Joseph Cedar

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2007 | 2 wins including: Best Director

Academy Awards

2008 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Critics reviews

…“Beaufort” has an earnest, sober intelligence that makes it hard to shake. It suggests that, for those who fight, the futility of war is inseparable from its nobility.
January 18, 2008
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This hushed, atmospheric mood piece, intricately scripted by Cedar and novelist Ron Leshem, is no action picture… Cedar’s understated humanism—passionate but never glib or easy—renders all the more painful the unstated coda that, six years after Israel’s retreat from Lebanon, the wounds opened all over again.
January 08, 2008
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Given the pointless invasion of Lebanon last summer, which destroyed the country’s infrastructure, the subject becomes something else, the idiocy of leaders who believe against all the evidence that Israel can stay alive by bludgeoning everything around it.
February 15, 2007
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