“I must feel certain that not only at the moment of my death shall I be able to account for the time I have lived, I ought to ready at every moment of my life to confront myself and say this is what I’ve done.” – Yoni Netanyahu
Number of Times Seen – 1 (March 2013)
Brief Synopsis – A documentary chronicling the life of Yoni Netanyahu, an Israeli army officer who was killed in the successful rescue of Israeli hostages in Entebbe, Uganda in 1976 through the testimony of friends, family and his own letters.
My Take on it – Very fitting for me to be posting this on the eve on Israel’s Memorial day even though I watched this movie 3 weeks ago. I already knew the story of the Raid on Entebbe and the tragic loss of Yoni Netanyahu (Operation Thunderbolt(1977), Victory at Entebbe (1976) and Raid on Entebbe (1976)), but this movie added a new layer to the story with the addition of real testimonies from those closest to him and by reading his personal letters to loved ones. I was very moved by the way the directors made this movie and it once again made me proud of the hero who died during a terrible act.
Bottom Line – Highly recommended – For anyone who wants to be moved by the words of a soldier who gave his life for the country he believed in.
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10)