Stuck in a 12 Century Crusader Fort called Beaufort, the IDF led by a Captain Liraz plan a retreat. Never seeing their enemy they are shelled daily. Lose men one at a time to random rocket strikes without ever seeing the face of their enemy. The Scenery is stunning. The development of Characters is weak, but the Character Liraz, a deeply Loyal and capable Officer is the Lynchpin of the Cast. There is one particular scene which I found profoundly moving, when in the night one of the soldiers sings an extraordinarily simple and yet profoundly moving song in the sleeping quarters. It seems the whole film stops for a moment around this tender moment. The film portrays the soldiers as doing a difficult job without political bias or prejudice which I think is highly praiseworthy, and a certain humanity shines through the film, as does the senselessness of War.
Its not an exciting War fim, nor is it unduly thoughtful or intellectualising, but it strives to be true to reality, and in this sense i think it succeeds as a very good film. Loss and suffering are endured, and life continues on. There is no high drama or romance. This is War, uncomfortable, unromantic and something to survive. In the confines of Mediaeval Beaufort these realities are very well portrayed.