|Starring:||Liron Levo, Tomer Russo, Uri Klauzner, Yoram Hattab|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Run time:||2 hours 3 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Feb 2010|
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A bloody, muddy thing of beauty.By a customer from London , 09 Mar 2010
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[Highly rated reviewer]There is a scene just past the midway point that is perfectly representative of the film as a whole. It is one long single take (about 5 mins) with sparse dialogue, as four soliders, including a medic, desperately try to carry an injured man across a muddy battlefield back to their helicopter. They manage to take a couple of steps before either one of them gets stuck in the mud and has to prise himself out, or the patient falls off the stretcher and they struggle to drag him back on. This repeats for the next agonising five minutes, only for the patient to die once they reach the helicopter. This scene perfectly encapsulates the frustration, futility and monotony of not only the job of a medic, but the war as a whole, and maybe even all forms of conflict.
If this scene sounds as much fun as watching paint dry, then the film's not for you. If however, this sounds like a brilliant piece of stark, honest filmmaking, then you may love it, as I did.
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couldn't wait to finish itBy Memo888 (2 reviews) , 10 Mar 2013one word 'BORING', I did not enjoy it at all, dull, slow, didn't quite get the message! I didn't finish watching it!!!
Excitement your bag?By TurkeyJoe (8 reviews) , 04 May 2012If excitement's your bag, then better forget this film - it's going to be far too meditative for you. However KIPPUR is a staggeringly good film. Instead of trying to seduce the audience with flimsy narrative the director seems to have put all of his energy into evoking the dark, harrowing textures of war - fear, pain, vulnerability, exhaustion, desperation and the utter indifference that events have towards the individual - events don't have feelings.
Not a Glorious WarBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 20 Jan 2011Interesting view of warfare from the eyes of a medical corps in the Israeli army. Nothing is nice about war and this film certainly showed the grim reality of it all. The dialogue between the characters was quite touching in its sense of pathos and resignation. But oh what a muddy bloody war.
more a documentaryBy bikerdominator (15 reviews) from london , 14 Dec 2010This is not a war movie,but more a documentary about the early part of Yom Kippur war.The idea is good,able in the first part to give you the atmosphere of a small country under attack.
Unfotunately the good is lost in the tedious repeat of rescues,lack of action as such and dialogue.Even the more dramatic sequence of rescue are poorly acted with a few centurion tanks just mendling around,it looks like more a pic nic at Bovington tank museum than a fierce fight on the Golan Heights.A lost opportunity
Unclear depictionBy Dungbeetle (503 reviews) from London , 10 Dec 2010Jewish film with subtitles. As a war film this seems more like a 1970s production than one made shortly after Private Ryan. Two friends join a casualty evacuation unit during the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria and Egypt. The battle scenes are more like a training ground with tanks moving backwards and forwards for no obvious purpose other than create atmosphere during filming. The few scenes in the helicoptor were the only effective elements. A good idea poorly created.