Cup Final
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Originally titled G'mar Giviya, the Israeli Cup Final takes place in 1982, at the time of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Soldier Moshe Ivgi is far more concerned with the outcome of the World Cup soccer tournament than he is with the invasion. Captured by the PLO, Ivgi finds a kindred spirit in the form of his sports-nut captor, Muhamad Bacri. The subsequent prisoner-jailer relationship, which endures throughout a perilous journey through war-torn Lebanon, manages to transcend all racial and political barriers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lyrical anti-war film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This is far-fetched, and when a director takes on a fable, he or she had better be able to prove his points and back it up."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
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