October 6th, 1973 is a special day. All is quiet, for it's Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). When war suddenly breaks out, Weinraub and his friend Rousso head quickly for the Golan Heights looking for Egoz, the special unit in which they served as conscripts. Everything is chaotic, amongst the armed forces and civilians alike. They don't find the Egoz Unit but the next morning they meet Klauzner, a doctor, who is trying to reach the air force base of Ramat David. They decide to join an air force rescue team. Amos Gitai's autobiographical depiction of the experiences of a small medical unit on the front-line during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in which Syrian and Egyptian forces made a surprise attack on Israel on one of that country's holiest days, is a devastating and visceral insight into the horrors of war.