Coming soon: Hezbollah's take on the Second Lebanon War
Lebanese movie theaters are preparing to premiere "33 Days," a cinematic look at the 2006 Second Lebanon War that was financed by Iran and is said to be the most expensive film ever produced in Lebanon.
Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff
The Iran-financed "33 Days" promotes the image of a powerful resistance.
Photo credit: "33 Days" promotional website
The award-winning "Beaufort," a movie about Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000.
Photo credit: YouTube Trailer
Golden Globe-winning "Waltz with Bashir" is about an IDF infantry soldier recalling his time in Lebanon in 1982.
Photo credit: YouTube trailer
Lebanese movie theaters are preparing to premiere "33 Days," a cinematic look at the 2006 Second Lebanon War, from Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah's perspective.
The movie, which hits screens next week, includes scenes depicting some of the harshest fighting between Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Hezbollah forces in the southern Lebanese village of Aita a-Shab. That battle saw more than 20 IDF soldiers killed.
Financed by Iran and Lebanon, "33 Days" is said to be the most expensive film ever produced in Lebanon.
Watch: 33 Days trailer
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The movie glorifies the resistance to Israel and the IDF, as well as martyrdom, and it joins a crop of Israeli films such as "Beaufort," "Lebanon," and "Waltz with Bashir" on the subject of Israel's conflicts with Lebanon and Lebanese-based terrorist groups.
The Second Lebanon War broke out on July 12, 2006 when Hezbollah terrorists ambushed an IDF patrol along the border fence and abducted two soldiers. The war that raged until Aug. 14 that year saw thousands of rockets fired by Hezbollah at the Israeli homefront and the near decimation of Hezbollah-controlled southern Lebanon.