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Film Review - Zaytoun

ZAYTOUN Stephen Dorff

“Zaytoun” is often strong stuff, depicting acts of violence with a merciless abruptness that triggers the requisite amount of shock. The harshness of select scenes contrast intriguingly with the picture’s overall gentle demeanor, depicting a wartime friendship between sworn enemies, developed over time and through various acts of trust. We’ve seen this type of story before, and the production doesn’t try to avoid familiarity, offering the viewer a customary offering of feel-good cinema set during a horrifying time of loss. The movie means well enough, yet “Zaytoun” doesn’t do enough to upset expectations, trusting in the power of warm orchestral strings and softening demeanors to coax the viewer into a deceptive comfort zone. Read the rest at


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