I said to friends of mine that if they wanted they could borrow Claude Lanzmann's film "Shoah" from me because I have it on DVD now. One of them answered: "Sorry, but I'm really fat up with the subject." Interestingly, two weeks later he said he'd been to the cinema with his buddies in order to watch "Inglorious Basterds". Maybe someone can explain? Is it a question of identification? He did not explain himself. But I guess there are thousands to millions of people who would rather spend days, weeks and months before their monitors watching war films and playing battle games, rather than being interested in the stories of victims. Why? Is it because it's difficult to identify with victims? And why do Israelis "go wild" for that film?
5 wounded Syrians rushed to northern Israeli hospital (Haaretz)
from the article: Israelis go wild for Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds