Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Strong and Lasting: Beaufort

Directed by Joseph Cedar
Released January 18, 2008

The Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Film entry from Israel starts out real slow, but picks up so well by its middle that it makes up for its lackluster start. While this could easily be mistaken for any old war film, this does stand out due to the feeling of community the soldiers have despite their combined uncertainty about the validity of their assignment. It is probably best compared to last year's Algerian drama "Days of Glory", also nominated in the Best Foreign Film category that year. "Beaufort" deserves praise for its fine ensemble and a great, however brief, appearance by Ohad Knoller (from "The Bubble"). Great set pieces in this film as well.


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