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Waltz with Bashir

Vals Im Bashir

Directed by Ari Folman
Israel, United States, 2008
Animation, Biography, Drama


An old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. They conclude that this is connected to their Israeli Army mission in the 1982 Lebanon War. Ari realises that he can’t remember anything about it. Intrigued, he decides to search for his memories.

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Waltz with Bashir Directed by Ari Folman

Critics reviews

It’s a movie that uses animation to bring us into characters’ memories, to bring us back to places that may never have been real to begin with, and that would never have been recreated accurately in live action anyway. It wants us to consider the human element of war rather than the strategies, the numbers, the visceralness, the characters that it can create.
January 23, 2009
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