“The Picket Gun” takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel within the early Fifties. The warfare and the holocaust are nonetheless recent within the minds of the Jewish individuals. Trying to find family members takes up lots of people’s time. Family and friends who had been carried off to focus camps are excessive on the minds of those that have survived. The entire Jewish nation has been uprooted and been transplanted everywhere in the world.
In Israel there are actually two varieties of Jews within the cities: Sabras (those that had been born in Israel), and people who have immigrated from Israel to flee the Nazis and the camps. Whereas the adults are in a position to perceive all the brand new modifications of their lives, and are prepared to just accept them, the youngsters have a a lot tougher time coming to grips with the modifications of their life and their neighborhoods. The Sabras see the immigrants as outsiders and invaders.
What we see on this movie is a take a look at the prejudices and lack of information and tolerance that the youngsters of the immigrants and the native born Israelis have for one another. Within the custom of “The Battle of the Buttons”, the boys type gangs and assault one another after college when the adults usually are not round. Even within the chaos, there are nonetheless guidelines that the boys have positioned upon themselves: harmful weapons are banned, they usually should solely assault teams (“troopers” which might be strolling alone are to not be attacked).
In an try to put the warfare at an finish, the immigrant Jewish boys one night assault a Sabra who’s strolling house alone. Their concept is that in the event that they assault him, the defeat can be so devastating to the Sabras that they may quit utterly. Throughout the assault, although, the boy’s arm is damaged. In opposition to the objections of their dad and mom, the Sabras vow revenge.
With the help of a brand new “secret weapon”, the native born boys plan on killing the chief of the immigrants. Will the boys go to far this time, or will they arrive to their senses earlier than it’s too late? An excellent movie with very good appearing from Arik Rosen and the remainder of the boys. Positively a film value watching.