Such is the plight of Israeli director Joseph Cedar's Beaufort hunkering down inside an 800-year-old fort is right up there with clipping your toenails. Liraz Liberti is the overzealous and trigger-happy commander of an Israeli Defense Force outfit, tasked with shacking up his men inside the Lebanese hunk of brick and cinder. As fatalities mount under Lirazs military blunders (read: exploding mines!), the pissed-off ranks ponder the value of protecting high-altitude real estate they dont care about while praying they survive the daily bombings. Cedars piercingly sober (and strangely non-political) trundle through weary garrison life and sentry duty is just as breathtaking as the films claustrophobic set and scenic mountainous landscapes. Catch the Oscar-nominated Beaufort all week at Sunrise Cinemas 11 (4321 NW Pine Island Rd., Sunrise). Call 954-748-0333, or visit sunrsecinemas.com.
March 2-8, 2008