A controversial critique, whose distribution the Israeli army has tried to prevent, Paratroopers is a fast, dusty, noisy description of the Israeli soldier's day, reflecting a growing Israeli discontent with military glorification. Two stories intersect: that of a harassed recruit whose death is a question of incompetence or suicide; and that of the young, inexperienced career officer who feels responsible for his death.
“...the greatest merit of Paratroopers is its courageous though sympathetic criticism of the Israeli army. We are so conditioned to its glorification that it is a little disconcerting at first to be confronted with the break-down of an over-sensitive young soldier.... Paratroopers is both serious and excellently made.” --Domini Keeble, Jerusalem Post

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