The Disappeared follows the story of an action feature film (of the same title) produced by the Israeli Army in 1999, and censored just a few weeks before its release.
The original film, titled Hane’elam (The Disappeared), was intended to address a contentious subject in Israeli society and one of the military’s absolute taboos – the rising number of soldier suicides. The ambitious production was of a scope rarely seen in the local film industry and included hundreds of soldier-extras, an entire armored brigade, fighter-helicopters and special operation personnel. Soon after editing began and preparations for its commercial, nation-wide distribution were already underway, Hane’elam disappeared.
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