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Vals Im Bashir

Vals Im Bashir

Category: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Release Year: 2008
Country: Israel, Germany, France, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Runtime: 90
Rating: (0)
Languages: Hebrew, German, English, Arabic
Director: Ari Folman
Sound: Dolby Digital

  • It's about first loves, last chances and everything in between.

  • Writing by: Ari Folman – writer

    Produced by: Ari Folman – producer
    Serge Lalou – producer
    Gerhard Meixner – producer
    Yael Nahlieli – producer
    Roman Paul – producer

    Cast: Ron Ben-Yishai – Himself (voice)
    Ronny Dayag – Himself (voice)
    Ari Folman – Himself (voice)
    Dror Harazi – Himself (voice)
    Yehezkel Lazarov – Carmi Cna'an (voice)
    Mickey Leon – Boaz Rein-Buskila (voice)
    Ori Sivan – Himself (voice)
    Zahava Solomon – Herself (voice)

    Music: Max Richter
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: 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.
    Plot: 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.

    Movie Quotes: Boaz Rein-Buskila: Do you ever have flashbacks from Lebanon?
    Ari Folman: No. No, not really.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    At the end of the closing credits: “For Mia and Joe.”

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    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.

    Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The first animated film to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
    • 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.
    • 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.'

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