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כיפור [Kippur] (2000)

Israel awakens slowly, this time unprepared for war. Innocent, enthusiastic soldiers discuss pseudo-intellectualities in the worst car queue since Godard. Mild chaos follows a confusing skirmish and the main characters by chance finds themselves part of a rescue unit.

And real duty begins, a seemingly never-ending and futile toil of evacuating the wounded from the battlefield, trying to endure without loss of sanity. The unglamorous clumsiness, low tempo and documentary look gives an unsentimental credibility to the events. No comic relief or heroism, just a tired, repetitive, boring struggle with ample time for silent reflection. And maybe salvation, for some.

A distinctly different war movie. In my book despite some pretentiousness and a bland ending.

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