Waltz with Bashir ()

Vals Im Bashir (original title)
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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.

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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)
Boaz Rein-Buskila (voice) (as Miki Leon)
Carmi Cna'an (voice)

Directed by

Ari Folman

Written by

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

Music by

Max Richter

Film Editing by

Nili Feller

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

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 Salmon ... art assistant

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 / sound mixer
Albert Roca ... dubbing editor
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) / 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

Shafir Sarusi ... camera operator
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)

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 / score mixer / 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)
Anat Schwartz ... assistant director
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 (uncredited)
Shahar Sorek ... voice (uncredited)


Bob Dylan ... thanks

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Plot Summary

One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images. Written by

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Taglines We may forget the past, but the past won't forget us. [Theatrical trailer.] See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Valse avec Bachir (France)
  • Waltz with Bashir (Germany)
  • Waltz with Bashir (United States)
  • Waltz with Bashir (Finland)
  • Waltz with Bashir (Switzerland, English title)
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  • 90 min
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Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Artist David Polonsky is right handed, but did most of the illustration for this film with his left hand, as he felt that his original drawing were 'too pretty.' See more »
Goofs The narrator refers to the transport helicopter as a "Hercules helicopter", which is a confusion of the C-130 Hercules cargo plane with the CH-53 Stallion helicopter, the latter being the true transportation device. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009). See more »
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Quotes Anonymous soldier: What to do? What to do? Why don't you tell us what to do?
Ari Folman: Shoot!
Anonymous soldier: On who?
Ari Folman: How should I know on who? Just shoot!
Anonymous soldier: Isn't it better to pray?
Ari Folman: Pray and shoot!
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