Friday, November 25, 2011

LEBANON: A Movie Recommendation

One of the best things about having On Demand through my cable provider, is sometimes you stumble across movies that you would not have found out about. I hit the jackpot Weds night whan I decided to watch a foreign movie called LEBANON. Here's the description that I read and made me give it a try:

"June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they cannot contain. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the chaos of war."

Think DAS BOOT, but it takes place in a tank.

This movie was excellent. The story, film technique, and huge amounts of tension and suspence, all added up to a great experience. This does have subtitles, but that has never been a problem for me. After a few minutes, I dont even realize I am reading them.  I give it 5 STARS, and a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

1 comment:

  1. Das Boot in a tank sounds good.
    For periscope, read slit viewer I suppose - common element claustrophobia.