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“this powerful, nuanced drama offers a microcosm of the country’s social problems””  –  ★★★★  Variety

This film was available On Demand for a limited period only.

Israel, mid-1950s.

A few short years after the War of Independence and against the backdrop of the state’s precarious existence, a group of new recruits – a motley crew of native-born and newcomers, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, religious and secular – struggle through a three-month army basic training for non-combat soldiers. Though they come from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, they all share a powerful and painful sense of being left behind.

Based on Yehoshua Kenaz’s canonical novel and directed by celebrated filmmaker Dover Kosashvili (Late Marriage), Infiltration is an evocative depiction of the young state and the cultural tensions within it through the prism of the institution it is most associated with: the army.