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Tsahal

A Feature film by Claude Lanzmann

Produced by Les Productions Dussart

Release in France : 09/11/1994

    Synopsis

    Without Tsahal, the question of peace between Israël and its former enemies would never have been raised : Israël would no longer exist. Claude Lanzmann's film portrays, as no one has ever done before, the fighters - both officers and rank and file - of the Israëli Defense Force. Because he made "Shoah", Tsahal opened all its doors and revealed its secrets to Claude Lanzmann. This extraordinary film is about fear and courage, the conquest of courage, the price of blood - blood spilled and blood received - and the tight thread that links the jews of non-violence - the defenseless men, women and children of the Holocaust - with the combattants of modern Israël. But it also a film about weapons, about frontal assaults and subterfuge, about specific military strategies and tactics, illustrated by the heroic feats of five major wars and 45 years of permanent warfare.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Productions Dussart

    Foreign production company :

    Bavaria Film Gmbh

    French distribution :

    Pathé Distribution

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, Les Films Aleph

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    FTD International Cinéma

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    International releases (2)

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    Full credits (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Bertrand Dussart

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Aubouy

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    English

    Production country :

    Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Germany)

    Production year :

    1994

    French release :

    09/11/1994

    Runtime :

    5 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    76.493

    Visa issue date :

    20/07/1994

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Director

    Festival Selections (4)

    Berlin - Youth Film Forum - 1995

    Berlin - Youth Film Forum (Germany, 1995)

    Selection

    Feature Film Forum