Beaufort

Feature Film | ISR 2007 | 125'

  • Saturday, 29. September 2007 22:00 hrs

In the midst of enemy territory, Israeli soldiers in the Southern Lebanese fortress of Beaufort sit waiting for the time to come to blow everything up and go back home. But Hezbollah is trying to win a final propaganda victory: though the pullback has long been planned, they keep firing grenades hoping to create the impression of a forced retreat. Director Joseph Cedar, himself a veteran of the First Lebanon War, tells this story based on true events consistently from the perspective of the soldiers. They have to risk their very real lives for a place that has only symbolic meaning. Thus BEAUFORT becomes a striking parable about the senselessness of war.

Director
Joseph Cedar
Script
Ron Leshem, Joseph Cedar
Photography
Ofer Inov
Editor
Zohar M. Sela
Music
Ishai Adar
Sound
Alex Claude
Production Design
Miquel Markin
Casting
Hila Yuval
Principal Cast
Daniel Brook, Ohad Knoller, Nevo Kimchi, Oshri Cohern, Eli Altonio, Alon Abutbul, Gal Friedman, Danny Zahavi, Hanan Yishai, Ami Weinberg, Itay Turgeman, Itay Tiran, Arthur Perzev, Itay Schor, Ygal Resnik
Producers
Dudi Zilber, David Mandil, Chilik Michaeli
Executive Producers
Dudi Zilber, Moshe Edery
Production
Metro Communications in co-production with Movie Plus for United King Films

International Sales

Bavaria Film International
Tel: +49 (0)89 64 99 35 06
Fax: +49 (0)89 64 99 37 20
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Selected filmography Joseph Cedar

HAHESDER (2001), MEDURAT HASHEVET (2004)