Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Lives of Others--in Israel

I've followed the story of those veterans of a crack Israeli unit who have publicly declared they won't serve in reserves there based on what they saw and did, mainly relating to unchecked surveillance of Palestinians.  But it took my wife today to point me to this NYT story--naturally, they were late to it--which closes with one of them explaining what inspired his move--seeing my favorite movie of the past decade, The Lives of Others (the German Academy Award winner).  The film inspired my obsession (and book and my work on film) and my upcoming book.

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