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The Last Band in Lebanon

A Film by: Itzik Kricheli and Ben Bachar

(Israel, 2016, 102 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, Arabic, English subtitles, Cast: Ofer Shechter, Ori Laizarouvich, Ofer Hayoun, Israel Katorza, Dana Frider, Salim Daw, Itzik Kricheli, Daniel Gal, Hisham Saliman, Ehab Elias Salami, George Iskandar, Jamil Khoury, Ami Anidjar, Rudi Saada).
The Israel Defense Forces were in Lebanon for 18 years.  They finally left the area in May 2000 – except for Shlomi, Asaf and Kobi, three members of a military rock band who woke up the next morning and discovered they had been left behind. 
Mixed up in a major drug smuggling scheme orchestrated by their corrupt commander, the three are stranded and clueless in a “no man’s land” between Israel and Lebanon. With a gang of Hezbollah fighters on one side, disgruntled members of the South Lebanon Army on the other, and no combat experience, the three soldiers must find a way to return to Israel with a guitar as their only weapon.


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•  Northern Virgian JFF 2018
•  Avalon Theatre Washington 2018
•  War on Screen IFF 2018
•  Zagreb Israeli FF 2018
•  Israeli Embassy Singaphore 2019
•  Tulsa JFF 2019
Screening fee:  $800.00

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