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Waltz with Bashir (2008) More at IMDbPro »Vals Im Bashir (original title)

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Director:
Writer:
Ari Folman (written by)
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Release Date:
12 June 2008 (Israel) See more »
Tagline:
We may forget the past, but the past won't forget us. [Theatrical trailer.]
Plot:
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 47 wins & 35 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great, personal film about the horrors of war See more (147 total) »

Cast

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Ari Folman ... Himself (voice)
Ori Sivan ... Himself - Interviewee (voice)
Ronny Dayag ... Himself - Interviewee (voice)
Shmuel Frenkel ... Himself - Interviewee (voice)
Zahava Solomon ... Herself - Interviewee (voice) (as Prof. Zahava Solomon)
Ron Ben-Yishai ... Himself - Interviewee (voice)
Dror Harazi ... Himself - Interviewee (voice)
Mickey Leon ... Boaz Rein-Buskila (voice) (as Miki Leon)
Yehezkel Lazarov ... Carmi Cna'an (voice)

Directed by
Ari Folman 
 
Writing credits
Ari Folman (written by)

Produced by
Ari Folman .... producer
Serge Lalou .... producer: Les Films d'Ici
Verona Meier .... assistant producer: Razor Film Produktion
Gerhard Meixner .... producer: Razor Film Produktion
Yael Nahlieli .... producer
Roman Paul .... producer: Razor Film Produktion
 
Original Music by
Max Richter 
 
Film Editing by
Nili Feller 
 
Art Direction by
David Polonsky 
 
Production Management
David Berdah .... production manager: Les Films d'Ici
Verona Meier .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Micha Kinsbruner .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ya'ara Buchman .... artist
Michael Faust .... artist
Karin Folman .... titles designer
Asaf Hanuka .... artist
Tomer Hanuka .... artist
David Polonsky .... illustrator
Yoni Solmon .... art assistant (as Yoni Salmon)
 
Sound Department
Aviv Aldema .... sound designer
Meir Alfassi .... sound mixer
Adrian Baumeister .... dialogue editor
Miki Bornstein .... additional adr recordist
Erez Eini-Shavit .... additional adr recordist (as Erez Eyni)
Rebekka Garrido .... sound post-production: The Post Republic
Lars Ginzel .... re-recording mixer
Noemi Hampel .... sound effects designer
Hubert Henle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Avi Mizrahi .... additional adr recordist
Ronen Nagel .... additional adr recordist
Michael Reuter .... sound post-production: The Post Republic
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Oded Ringel .... boom operator
Oded Ringel .... sound mixer
Marcus Sujata .... foley recordist
Aviv Aldema .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alon Alpert .... After Effects
Markus Bäuerle .... digital lab supervisor
Feller Eran .... After Effects (as Eran Feller)
Sebastian Göhs .... digital colourist
Meital Miselevich .... After Effects
Avri Olschwang .... After Effects
Nitzan Roiy .... visual effects artist (as Roiy Nitzan)
Nitzan Roiy .... visual effects supervisor (as Roiy Nitzan)
Maik Strauch .... color timer
Roei Tzoref .... After Effects
Matthias Albrecht .... digital film editor (uncredited)
Stefan Carl-McGrath .... digital lab assistant (uncredited)
Thomas Lehmann .... film recording (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shapir Sarusi .... camera operator (as Shafir Sarusi)
Edan Sasson .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Gali Adelbaum .... lead animator (as Gali Edelbaum)
Barak Drori .... animator
Tal Gadon .... lead animator
Sefi Gayego .... animator
Yoni Goodman .... animation director
Neta Holzer .... animator
Micah Kredo .... additional animator
Adva Markovich .... additional animator
Lilach Sarid .... animator
Zohar Shahar .... animator
Orit Shimon .... animator
Asenath Wald .... animator (as Asenath 'Osi' Wald)
 
Editorial Department
Ivar Beer .... digital lab manager
Ute Lingner .... film lab manager
Stefan Müller .... managing director film lab: Cinepostproduktion Geyer Berlin
Gabriela Schultze .... sales manager film lab: Cinepostproduktion Geyer Berlin
 
Music Department
Natalia Bonner .... musician: violin
Ian Burdge .... musician: cello
Louisa Fuller .... musician: solo violin
Stuart Hamilton .... recording engineer
John Metcalfe .... musician: viola
Max Richter .... musician: piano
Max Richter .... score mixer
Max Richter .... score producer
Chris Worsey .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Avi Shahar .... transportation
 
Other crew
Sinai Abt .... head: Noga Communications-Channel 8
Claire Aguilar .... vice president of programming: ITVS International
Adi Arbel .... project development: Noga Communications-Channel 8
Hamudi Atmana .... dubbing artist
Christian Berg .... funding coordinator: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Elise Bernhardt .... president: Foundation for Jewish Culture's
Frank Brauner .... legal consultant (as Dr. Frank Brauner)
Christi Collier .... coordinating producer: ITVS International
Gie David .... dubbing artist
Teresa Hoefert de Turégano .... international co-production supervisor: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Joseph Dorman .... fiscal agent: USA
Barak Drori .... dubbing artist
Karni Felsenthal-Ziv .... vice president of content and programming: Hot
Sally Jo Fifer .... executive producer: ITVS International
Assaf Fine .... dubbing artist
David Fisher .... director general: The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & T.V.
Lior Fridman .... additional researcher
Meir Fried .... waltz choreographer
Othman Ganaiem .... dubbing artist
Thierry Garrel .... head of documentaries: Arte France
Sefi Gayego .... dubbing artist
Monika Helmer .... production accountant: Razor Film Produktion
Mohamad Abi Husein .... dubbing artist
Tzipi Kevesh .... translator
Tammy King .... translator
Micha Kinsbruner .... dubbing artist
Orit Krikov .... senior producer: Noga Communications-Channel 8
David Lipkind .... head of production and finance: Israel Film Fund
Baker Masarwy .... dubbing artist
Magdi Mawassi .... dubbing artist
Nga Nguyen .... production intern: Razor Film Produktion
Kirsten Niehuus .... managing director: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Ziv Nitzan .... programming
Pierrette Ominetti .... head of documentaries: Arte France
Sofiane Ouaret .... production intern: Razor Film Produktion
Roman Paul .... dubbing artist
Edda Reiser .... back office: Razor Film Produktion
Oded Ringel .... dubbing artist
Michal Rivlin .... head of channels content department: Hot
Dianka Scheffler .... dubbing artist
Katriel Schori .... executive director: Israel Film Fund (as Katriel Schory)
Nancy Schwartzman .... program officer: Foundation for Jewish Culture's
David Shani .... insurance
Janice Shapiro .... program officer: Foundation for Jewish Culture's
Inam Shavit .... executive producer: drama department, Hot
Mirit Toovi .... head of drama department: Hot
Yaniv Tzadik .... digitization
Charlotte Uzu .... international development: Les Films d'Ici
Riky Zaks .... production coordinator: The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & T.V.
Meital Zvieli .... researcher
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC (uncredited)
Adam Meir .... voice over (uncredited)
Shahar Sorek .... voice over (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bob Dylan .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vals Im Bashir" - Israel (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some disturbing images of atrocities, strong violence, brief nudity and a scene of graphic sexual content
Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Contrary to common perception, there is no rotoscope work in this film. The production team did shoot live action footage, but this was then used as references for the film's storyboards. The storyboards where then redrawn as digital paintings, which were manipulated with Flash animation.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The song used in the film, "This Is Not A Love Song" by Public Image Ltd., came out in 1983, even though the war and the massacres depicted in the film happened in 1982.See more »
Quotes:
Boaz Rein-Buskila:Do you ever have flashbacks from Lebanon?
Ari Folman:No. No, not really.
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Movie Connections:
References Stargate (1981) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
OrganumSee more »

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50 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Great, personal film about the horrors of war, 12 January 2009
Author: GHCool from Studio City, CA, USA

I saw this film at the AFI Film Festival a couple of months ago and it stayed with me since then. This is not your typical war movie, nor is it your typical animated film. I'd say its kind of a cross between Waking Life and Grave of the Fireflies.

The film takes place in the present. The film's director, Ari Folman, comes to the realization that he cannot remember anything from the time he served in the Israeli army during the 1982 Lebanon War. The bulk of the movie are his interviews with his old army friends where he asks them what they remember from that time. Folman tries to see in their memories something in himself that has been missing, deadened, or dulled. Like Waking Life, there is no "plot." The filmmaker prefers a more interview-based film. This is an "idea film," a poetic film, and traditional narrative style takes a back seat.

Like Grave of the Fireflies, the animation in Waltz With Bashir shows the horror of war and its effect on individuals in ways that a live action recreation could never replicate. The film's themes of human memory and its elasticity are served well by this technique. Rather than a soldier escaping death by hiding in the sea, we get the larger-than-life memory of a soldier escaping death that would look too "real" in a live action reenactment.

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