Saturday, May 5, 2012
"Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story"
July 4, 1976 Entebbe, Uganda--Led by Lt. Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu, crack Israeli commando burst inside a non-descript airline terminal, killing stunned terrorists and evacuating 103 hostages. A lone shot sounds in the night and Yoni, brother of current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, lay dead.
"Follow Me" is an intimate story that penetrates the tough exterior of the only soldier killed in Entebbe. Using Yoni's own poetry, letters and prose, the film delves into the mind of this reluctant young hero, where duty fo family and country, love, turmoil an doubt over the core value of war raged. Yoni's words are made deeply moving by his honest introspection and heartfelt passion.
Features interviews with three Israeli Prime Ministers, Yoni's ex-wife (for the first time), and recently released audio from the Entebbe operation itself. Follow Me is a rare portrait of Israel's elite soldiers and their greatest hero.