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Lebanon: an uncomfortable ride

By Mary Fitzgerald  

Lebanon: an uncomfortable ride

Without ever actually having been in an Israeli tank, and certainly never having had to operate one during a bloody war, I’m still confident that Samuel Moaz’s film—shot, until the very last scene, entirely from the perspective of the sweaty, panicked young soldiers inside a tank during the first Lebanon war in 1982—is the most accurate visual representation of this harrowing experience to date. As one might expect, it does not make for comfortable viewing.

The plot centres around Shmuel…

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