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Image of Victory

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

War violence, language in moving historical drama.

Movie NR 2021 128 minutes
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This is a deeply moving historical drama set in the earliest days of a conflict that would simmer and rage for decades to come. Against the backdrop of the first battles fought between Egyptian and Israeli forces shortly before and after Israel declared independence in 1948, Image of Victory employs an incredibly rich and talented ensemble cast to present the lives of those who lived and eventually fought in battles over a fledgling kibbutz populated by men and women who had just escaped the horrors of World War II only to find that they must fight a new battle.

As the two narratives unfold -- one about an ambitious young Egyptian filmmaker sent to make propaganda newsreels for the Egyptian government to prop up a vain king, and the other about the struggles of the new arrivals of a kibbutz to make it self-sufficient as they learn how to defend themselves from those who consider the land they're living on to be stolen -- what ultimately emerges is a story of individual heroism and a collective bravery borne out of necessity. It's one of the better war movies to emerge in recent years.

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