Director in the wars

Samuel Maoz drew upon his own life-changing experiences of war to imbue his award-winning film, Lebanon, with an authentic, unflinching feel

15th May, 2010

In 1982,at the age of 20,SamuelMaoz killed a man for the first time. Maoz was an inexperienced soldier on national duty, something all young Israelis have to do. However, during those early days of the first Lebanon War, he and his equally young comrades were thrown into the deep end.

Many years later - and after several false starts -Maoz has produced Lebanon, an autobiographical film that depicts his firsthand experience of war. Unflinching in...

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