Veterans (Full Medal Jacket)

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Veterans (Full Medal Jacket)

Veterans focuses on WWII veterans, once fighters in the Red Army and now uprooted immigrants, fighting for their place in society. These people, who experienced the twentieth century’s bloodiest war as Soviet soldiers, immigrated to Israel after the collapse of the Soviet Union and found themselves in a society that is totally indifferent to their glorious past. The film offers a close and compassionate look at the veterans’ lives, fueled by complexity, pain, and an almost silent insult, alongside joy and self-deprecating humor. The feeling of living on borrowed time drives the veterans to embark on what may be their last adventure. Through this comic, sentimental, and somewhat sad journey, they will be confronted with the way they have remembered the past and face the new reality in present-day Russia.

Festivals and Awards:

The Jerusalem Film Festival, 2013

Director: Tanya Aizikovich

Producer: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait

Production Company: Lama Films

Cinematographer: Tanya Aizikovich

Editor: Gil Schneider

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Doco

Distributor: Go2Films

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: וטרנים

Veterans focuses on WWII veterans, once fighters in the Red Army and now uprooted immigrants, fighting for their place in society. These people, who experienced the twentieth century’s bloodiest war as Soviet soldiers, immigrated to Israel after the collapse of the Soviet Union and found themselves in a society that is totally indifferent to their glorious past. The film offers a close and compassionate look at the veterans’ lives, fueled by complexity, pain, and an almost silent insult, alongside joy and self-deprecating humor. The feeling of living on borrowed time drives the veterans to embark on what may be their last adventure. Through this comic, sentimental, and somewhat sad journey, they will be confronted with the way they have remembered the past and face the new reality in present-day Russia.

Festivals and Awards:

The Jerusalem Film Festival, 2013

Director: Tanya Aizikovich

Producer: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait

Production Company: Lama Films

Cinematographer: Tanya Aizikovich

Editor: Gil Schneider

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Doco

Distributor: Go2Films

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: וטרנים

Category: History / Old Age

 

Tag Words: Heroes Russia veterans World War II

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