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The story of the bohemian holiday village established by Rafi Nelson on the Sinai border, caught in a border conflict between Israel and Egypt. Nelson, a colorful figure, goes to defend his land. An absurd look at the conflict in the Middle East through one square kilometer of passions.

In November '77, after years of war, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat landed in Israel with a message of peace and a promise to take back the occupied Sinai soil. Nelson, who feared losing his holiday village on the Sinai border, went to war to preserve his bohemian holiday village. He harnessed his comrades at the top of the government to protect the small country he had built. The affair, which lasted nearly a decade, is a web of political intrigue that forced Israel into an entanglement that endangered peace with Egypt. Nelson's Last Battle is an absurd look at the conflict in the Middle East through a square kilometer of passion.

A rock star-style rebel and bohemian. Two nations battling for supremacy. Corrupt politicians, movie stars, music, alcohol, and more bikinis than Beach Blanket Bingo. Welcome to the story of Rafi Nelson, a bearded, one-eyed, larger-than-life celebrity, and his Rafi Nelson Holiday Village. One square mile of land in one of the most contested areas in the world becomes a symbol of the entire Middle East struggle, and in one man’s thirst for fame and adoration.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    82 minutes
  • Language
    English, Hebrew w/subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    South Florida
  • Director
    Avi Maor Marzouk
  • Screenwriter
    Avi Maor Marzouk
  • Cast
    Rafi Nelson