Late Summer Blues

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Four Tel Aviv high school graduates enjoy their final weeks of freedom prior to induction into the Israeli army, after which they are exposed to the front-line reality of the 1970 Suez War. Schorr's feature-film debut is a strong indictment of the compulsory service that forces young Israelis to surrender three prime years to the army. The Israeli reluctance...read more

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Four Tel Aviv high school graduates enjoy their final weeks of freedom prior to induction into the Israeli army, after which they are exposed to the front-line reality of the 1970 Suez War. Schorr's feature-film debut is a strong indictment of the compulsory service that forces young

Israelis to surrender three prime years to the army. The Israeli reluctance to criticize the military because it is such a protective force in their lives makes the production of this film noteworthy. Even more noteworthy is the fact that the film was partly subsidized by the government. Schorr's

choice of the relatively distant events of 1970 perhaps has made the film seem less threatening. Although the film is critical of prevailing attitudes, it presents a restrained and thoughtful look at its subject. Ultimately, we watch as the four main characters, all of whom protest with varying

degrees of intensity against the draft, give in to stronger forces and climb aboard the recruitment bus.

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Four Tel Aviv high school graduates enjoy their final weeks of freedom prior to induction into the Israeli army, after which they are exposed to the front-line reality of the 1970 Suez War. Schorr's feature-film debut is a strong indictment of the compulso… (more)

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