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Waltz with Bashir

(DVD - 2009 - Hebrew)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Waltz with Bashir


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After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal.
Title: Waltz with Bashir
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, 2009.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: True/False Film Fest entry, 2009.
True/False Film Festival.
Summary: After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal.
Audience: Rating R for some disturbing images of atrocities, strong violence, brief nudity and a scene of graphic sexual content.
Local Note: 1 8
ISBN: 1435948874
9781435948877
Branch Call Number: DVD 956.9204 WAL
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Report This Feb 06, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very good movie about the invasion of Lebanon and the effect of it on Israeli soldiers. I believe if this movie was made with real people instead of a cartoon, the message would have been more powerful. Still, overall it’s a good movie and could be transferred to any army\soldier and what they have to go through.

Report This Sep 03, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An anti-war film depicting the emotional trauma inflicted on young soldiers. The animation is top-notch, as is the use of colour to heighten the sense of certain scenes. This is a rare animation film experience.

Report This Apr 15, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

interesting use of animation for a serious exploration of complex issues including PTS, memories of battle, the stark contrast of an oblivious civilian society literally living next door to a war zone it begins with a nightmare and a man (former Israeli soldier and veteran of the Lebanon war) who contacts a friend and veteran to discuss it. the friend who is the filmaker realizes he does not remember his time in Lebanon and sets out to contact former colleagues to verify his experiences. what starts as an interesting discussion evolves into a dark, very cynical anti-war tirade very graphic, definitely not suitable for pre-HS

Report This Sep 10, 2012
  • salwyne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an excellent film. It shows the reality of war as a frightening human experience. There is no glorification of violence. It is true that there are some sexually graphic scenes that make this film unsuitable for children, but they are a minor part of the overall story. Most importantly, this is a very effective anti-war film and it's from a young soldier's perspective. Also, the extra features--such as the interview with the filmmaker--are well worth watching.

Report This Jun 23, 2012
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The animations, the drawings and the story could be done much better.

Report This Jun 01, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really appreciated the way the film was put together. The human mind is an extraordinary thing. I do not believe the director was trying to lay or to deny blame in the conflict. Moreover, I feel that this film really shows how helpless everyone involved seems to feel during war.

Report This Jul 24, 2011
  • Marganit rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Pornographic. Can't believe anyone would think this is suitable for a 13-year-old child.

Report This Sep 01, 2010
  • benyamalem rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Waltz with Bashir recounts a struggle of a man to recall his memory about a profound event in his past.Although the animation is not as best interms of graphics quality, the story line seems to surpass any shortcomings in the presentation of the film. So without further ado, i give this movie two toes up.

Report This Nov 05, 2009
  • joseph rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good – Waltz With Bashir (2008) 90 min. First animated film to be nominated for Best Foreign Picture (Oscars). Powerful and well-animated film follows a Jewish soldier’s recollection of his days in the 1982 Lebanese War. Later in life, he is haunted by images in his dreams but can’t remember the incidence that’s sparked this horror. Through discussions of those days, he begins to remember the atrocities that were committed and the reasons for his dreams. The end of the film left me emotionally exhausted as animation turned to reality demonstrating the effects of violence on a community.

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Report This Jul 24, 2011
  • Marganit rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Marganit thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Report This Feb 21, 2010
  • kokosowe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

kokosowe thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Report This Jun 01, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Video footage of dead bodies

Report This Jun 01, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Nudity and pornography

Report This Jun 01, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Animated fighting scenes

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Report This Aug 15, 2011
  • aKOKO rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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