The blackest comedy of the year: a deadpan, Tarantino-esque tale of two proud old men desperate to get some respect back from an indifferent society.

From heroic conquests over enemies and women alike to niggling problems with their failing health – the things war veterans Ephraim and Moshka chew over in their local coffee shop are not what they once were.

With a razor-sharp script based on the sensational novel by literary anti-hero Yoram Kaniuk, and superb performances by two lead actors, Eagles is a provocative social satire like no other.

Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2012