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Kippur (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 13 September 2000 (France)
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The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. ... See full summary »

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Amos Gitai
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Liron Levo ... Weinraub
Tomer Russo ... Ruso
Uri Klauzner ... Klausner (as Uri Ran-Klausner)
Yoram Hattab ... The Pilot
Guy Amir ... Gadassi
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... The Captain (as Juliano Mer)
Ran Kauchinsky Ran Kauchinsky ... Shlomo
Kobi Livne Kobi Livne ... Kobi
Liat Glick ... Dina (as Liat Glick Levo)
Pini Mittleman Pini Mittleman ... Hospital Doctor
Meital Berdah ... (as Meital Barda)
Gidi Gov
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Storyline

The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that begins with quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind. Various scenes are awash in the surreal, as Weinraub's head hangs out over a rescue helicopter's open door, watching with tranquil desperation as the earth passes beneath, the overpowering whir of the blades creating a hypnotic state. It is not a traditional blood, guts and glory film. There are no men in battle, only the rescue crew trying to pick up the broken pieces. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Bloody, Vivid... Unvarnished.

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Kino International

Country:

Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

13 September 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Am Tag von Kippur See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,007, 5 November 2000

Gross USA:

$114,283

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,283
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on director Amos Gitai's own experience of joining a helicopter rescue crew during the war of Kippur, and his helicopter being shot down by a Syrian missile on his 23rd birthday. See more »

Goofs

The Golan Heights in the movie are green, indicating that it was filmed in springtime. The war itself was fought in October, when the heights were barren. See more »

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Starts loosing its effectiveness after a while.
18 August 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is being a pretty good and different war movie but it does start loosing some of its power after a while, once the movie starts repeating itself, over and over again.

I always enjoy watching movies, concerning history, which I don't know all that much about already. This is a movie centered around the Yom Kippur War and tells the movie entirely from the perspective of a rescue crew. This means that the movie itself isn't focusing on the fighting but more on its aftermath. This is an interesting approach for a war movie to take and of course also works effective as an anti-war movie.

Well, mostly effective, since the movie does start to wear out after a while. It seems that there is only so much you could do with this concept, before you start repeating stuff. Half way through I was waiting for the movie to take a different turn or do something unexpected or original. It doesn't do any of this really, which did left me a bit disappointed, especially since I was quite liking the movie at first.

It still remains a very well made movie. Visually there is very little wrong with this movie and it gives a pretty realistic and detailed view of a battlefield. Even though you'll hardly see any fighting in this movie, it does indeed feels like a true war movie, that obviously cost some bit of money to make.

Also because of its subject and its approach, this still remains a good watch but it's just not as effective as it potential could and perhaps also should had been.

7/10

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