“THE LAST BAND IN LEBANON”— An Unlikely Comedy About War

“The Last Band in Lebanon”

An Unlikely Comedy about War

Amos Lassen

Itzik Kricheli and Ben Bachar’s “The Last Band in Lebanon stars Ofer Shechter, Ori Laizarouvich, Ofer Hayoun, Israel Katorza, Dana Frider, Salim Daw, Itzik Kricheli, Daniel Gal, Hisham Saliman, Ehab Elias Salami, George Iskandar, Jamil Khoury, Ami Anidjar and Rudi Saada) and is set in Lebanon in 2000 after Israel Defense Forces let the area after having been there for 18 years.

However left behind were Shlomi, Asaf and Kobi, three members of a military rock band who woke up the next morning and discovered they were the only ones there having been mixed up in a major drug smuggling scheme orchestrated by their corrupt commander.

They are stranded and clueless in a “no man’s land” between Israel and Lebanon with a gang of Hezbollah fighters on one side, disgruntled members of the South Lebanon Army on the other, and no combat experience. Now the three soldiers must find a way to return to Israel with a guitar as their only weapon.

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