Lebanon – Movie Review
Lebanon is basically this generation’s Das Boot. It takes place mostly in a tank, during the first Lebanon war, which was in 1982. It’s about a tank of soldiers that is dispatched to search a particularly hostile town that’s already been bombed by Israeli forces, and everybody says thinks it’s going to be a walk in the park, and it’s not. This is the story of the four 20-year-olds who have never been at war before and are stuck in the middle of basically what is a huge big gun, it’s a killing machine. It’s just terrific; it’s raw, it’s upsetting, it’s interesting, and it makes you understand why basically people shouldn’t ever go to war under any circumstances. This is really a five star movie, it’s breathtakingly effective.
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.