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Director [[Performer~P551592~Ari Folman~arifolman]]'s animated, quasi-documentary Waltz With Bashir follows the filmmaker's emotional attempt to decipher the horrors that unfolded one night in September of 1982, when Christian militia members massacred more than 3,000 Palestinian refugees in the heart of Beirut as Israeli soldiers surrounded the area. [[Performer~P551592~Folman~arifolman]] was one of those soldiers, but nearly 20 years after the fact, his memories of that night remain particularly hazy. After hearing an old friend recall a vivid nightmare in which he is pursued by 26 ferocious dogs, [[Performer~P551592~Folman~arifolman]] and his friend conclude that the dream must somehow relate to that fateful mission during the first Lebanon War. When [[Performer~P551592~Folman~arifolman]] realizes that his recollections regarding that period in his life seem to have somehow been wiped clean, he travels the world to interview old friends and fellow soldiers from the war. Later, as [[Performer~P551592~Folman~arifolman]]'s memory begins to emerge in a series of surreal images, he begins to uncover a truth about himself that will haunt him for the rest of his days. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 2008

Awards

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Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Writers Guild of America Ari Folman Best Documentary Screenplay 2008 Nominee

Crew

Ari Folman
Director
Ari Folman
Producer
Gerhard Meixner
Producer
Roman Paul
Producer
Serge Lalou
Producer
Yael Nahlieli
Producer
Ari Folman
Screenwriter
Ari Folman
Cinematographer
Max Richter
Composer (Music Score)
Nili Feller
Editor
David Polonsky
Art Director
Thierry Garrel
Co-producer
Pierrette Ominetti
Co-producer
Aviv Aldema
Sound/Sound Designer
Yoni Goodman
Animation Director
David Polonsky
Illustrator
Roiy Nitzan
Visual Effects Supervisor
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