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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Smadar Sayar
Neama Shendar
Directors
Vardit Bilu
Dalia Hagar
Screenwriters
Vardit Bilu
Dalia Hagar
Running Time
98 minutes

Close To Home (Karov La Bayit)
Life as an Israeli border guard when you're 18 and female.


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Close To Home (Karov La Bayit)

Plot
Two 18 yr old girls with completely opposite personalities are assigned to a guard post on the Israel/Palestine border and forced ti deal with personality clash, the realities of the occupation and army life and the usual trials of teenage life.


Verdict
A slyly subversive insight into the role of women in the Israeli military, this is a surprisingly compassionate satire that makes its political points without resorting to caricature.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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