CUP FINAL

June, 1982. Israel invades Lebanon. Sergeant Cohen, his tickets in hand for the 1982 World Cup soccer finals in Barcelona, is called up to serve,

but he and his young Officer, Lt. Gallili, are soon taken prisoner by eight PLO men. They intend to take the two soldiers to Beirut for either bounty or a prisoner exchange, going through difficult, hard terrain with the Israeli army moving rapidly around them.

The PLO group’s leader Ziad, a sophisticated, humane individual, is able to perceive that both he and Cohen are but pawns in a
meaningless game over which they have no control. Besides, the CUP FINAL two men share a passion for soccer…

an Eran Riklis film 

Director Eran Riklis
Producer  Michael Sharfshtein
Camera  Amnon Salomon
Editor  Anat Lubarsky
Production Designer Arie Weiss
Costum Zmira Hershkovitz
Make Up Maskit Korem
Music Ravid Gazit

Starring

Sergeant Cohen MOSHE IVGY
Ziad MOHAMMAD BACRI
Mussa SALIM DAU
Abu Eyash BASSAM ZUAMOUT
George YUSSUF ABU-WARDA
Omar SUHEIL HADDAD
Shukri  GASSAN ABBASS
Leutnant Gallili SHARON ALEXANDER
Fatchi JOHNNY ARBID
Halil  SAMI SAMIR