Magash Hakessef (1984)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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Director Yehuda Ne'eman has put together a film about a former Israeli paratrooper in West Germany who leaves for home carrying $250,000 to help found a new Arab university. The glitch in his plans for delivering the gift comes when his Arab companions insist that the money has to be spent on guns -- and he refuses to give it to them. This puts him in jeopardy with both the Arab and the Israeli extremists and garners no support for his middle-of-the-road approach. As it happens, this drama was filmed during the summer of 1982 when Israel invaded Lebanon and bombed West Beirut. The actors and crew were not disinterested parties, and either because of the politics involved or for casting against type, the performances are unconvincing even though the subject itself is strong.

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danger, money, paratrooper, political-corruption, politician, university, weapons