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  • Directed by: Amos Gitai Rating: TV-14
    Release Date: 2000 Running Time: 2 hr
    Language: Hebrew with English subtitles Genre: Drama
    Category: Feature Film Additional Information: Kino on Video


    Kippur is a gut-wrenching journey through beautiful landscapes ravaged by gunfire, exploding mines, fear and desolation.

    The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War, in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. Although the story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers, the film is far from being an exercise in propaganda. We are led by Weinraub (Liron Levo) and his friend Russo (Tomer Russo) on a day that begins with quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind.

    It is not a traditional “blood, guts and glory” war film. There are no men in battle, only the rescue crews trying to pick up the broken pieces. Kippur is the shell-shocked memoir of the director Gitai, himself a participant in the conflict, and of the days that changed his life forever.





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