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Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai offers an impressionistic look at his nation's long history of armed conflict in this experimental feature. Carmel begins with a re-creation of a battle from the first century, with Hebrews fighting off an invading Roman army, and the cascade of images that follows explores the theme of war and violence in Israeli history. The film also touches on the 1973 Yom Kippur War (which Gitai himself fought in) and current waves of terrorism and violence, as well as the less aggressive but equally telling conflicts that are a part of everyday life and the role of the media in feeding a culture of brutality and reprisal. Carmel features narration from the legendary French actress Jeanne Moreau and an eclectic musical score than runs the gamut from Gustav Mahler to the Israeli punk-rock band the Jews. Carmel was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2011
UPC: 0738329069322
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Video
Time: 1:35:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amitai Ashkenazi Actor
Amos Lavie Actor
Ben Eidel Actor
Ben Gitaï Actor
Efratia Gitai Actor
Jeanne Moreau Voice Only
Assi Dayan Participant
Keren Mor Participant

Technical Credits
Amos Gitai Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Aviv Aldema Sound/Sound Designer
Stefano Falivene Cinematographer
Isabelle Ingold Editor
Michel Kharat Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Blue Lormand Associate Producer
Miguel Markin Production Designer
Augustus Pelliccia Associate Producer
Ouide Smit Associate Producer
Michael Tapuach Executive Producer
Stéphane Thiébaut Sound/Sound Designer
Laurent Truchot Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Carmel
1. Poem About People [9:43]
2. Briefing [6:42]
3. Looking for Ben [9:39]
4. A Dad in Israel [3:21]
5. Alone [12:29]
6. War [9:39]
7. Crash Landing [5:21]
8. Cemetery [6:29]
9. Air Raid Warning [9:58]
10. Writing Letters [4:21]
11. Memories [11:27]
12. Why? [6:03]

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