(European Film Awards Winner/European Discovery of the Year and Art Film Festival Winner/Best Director (Samuel Maoz)) During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers' platoon are sent to search a hostile town in this emotionally complex Israeli production. Samuel Maoz won both the European Discovery of the Year at the European Film Awards and the Best Director award at the 2010 Art Film Festival for this taut drama, which took him 30 years to make and which won many other international awards. Extras include a trailer and an excellent "making-of" documentary that depicts the challenges of filming inside a tank and keeping the action authentic. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
"Harrowing and grueling, Lebanon ends on a gentle, hopeful note."—Miami Herald
"Maoz's gripping you-are-there feel does for tanks what 'Das Boot' did for submarines."—NYDaily News