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February 25, 2017
A hauntingly beautiful look at the horrors of director Ari Folman's Israeli army days during the Lebanon War in 1982.
February 1, 2017
*English Subtitles*
Waltz with Bashir is an animated documentary about a man who interviews several men who fought with him in the Middle East in order to try and explain a recurring dream he has. The stories are darkly fascinating and are matched with an equally dark animation. The use of animation is not just a decision of film technique, but rather used to contrast it's shocking, terrifying, depressing, and powerful conclusion.
½ January 31, 2017
Buena historia. Lamentablemente muy narrativa y poco fílmica.
December 11, 2016
A potent story with mesmerizing visuals.
½ September 26, 2016
A gut wrenching movie that will challenge you to learn more about the Middle East. The hopelessness and bleak prospects for peace are palpable.
½ July 28, 2016
4.3/5

Strangely though necesairly paced, Walts with Bashir is both a beautiful and heart wrenching documentary that is brim with creativy and artsy impulses.
July 22, 2016
A meditative and thought-provoking picture of war, "Waltz With Bashir" is probably the first time I've ever witnessed the combining of animation with art-house.
July 2, 2016
Waltz with Bashir is a painfully honest animated film that looks at a defining moment in the history of the Near East through the eyes of unreliable witnesses.
May 13, 2016
Impossible to forget and gripping.
May 5, 2016
Animated but engaging
½ April 11, 2016
A great documentary regarding one of the Israeli-Palistinian conflicts of the 1980's that ended with two massacred refugee camps in Lebanon which was carried out by a Lebanese Christian Militia. The documentaries purpose seems to be the narrators inability to remember his participation in the war itself, probably due to repression of his memories witnessing the aftermath and the normal fog of war. There are multiple players involved and each recants what they can remember as they weave an incomplete web of the brutality of their own experiences. While not touching on the politics involved with this conflict it does tend to give a one-sided view of the war, even though I would say it is somewhat sympathetic to the opposing (Palestinian) side without having any witness interviewed.
½ March 29, 2016
Not only is this movie visually beatiful, but it conveys a very rough, but touching message that everyone living in the modern world should see. Perfect balance between imagery and music are obtained during most scenes. Would reccomend to most.
March 9, 2016
A funny, hallucinatory, scary, insightful, and ultimately devastating film.

Walks a fine line between feature films and documentary very well. Could have done with more Arab perspective, but stands up well as a highly personal Israeli account of a horrific war and an infamous massacre.
½ March 7, 2016
It may be artistically groundbreaking but this film's intention wasn't to view the war from a soldier point of view. Its intention was to shift the blame of the Sabra and Shatila massacre from the Israeli government and officials to insignificant individuals. I mean there isn't anything which could happen in that scale (750 to 3500 murders) without explicit orders.
The film tries to be as innocent as possible by portraying a soldier who developed amnesia for what has happened during the massacre. It avoids any cliches and political point of views (except for the phone call to Ariel Sharon which reports the massacre and innocently replied "Did you see it?" and when the answer was no it was the proof of the film that he hadn't anything to do with it.) The massacre happened in the course of 48 hours but those innocent criminals didn't even knew what happened! What a pity!
It's actually a very clever way in delivering the message without being discredited
February 29, 2016
A horrific story of our recent history coming from Lebanon as remembered by a group of Israeli soldiers. Very well made animation documentary as the film maker travels ,trying to fill gaps in his memory of the horrid massacre in Beirut. Extremely well made but sad
½ February 22, 2016
Haunting, and deeply, appropriately, unsettlingly, mortifyingly artistic. Mortifying for its poetic pseudo-twist -- dare I say it, history repeats itself.
September 21, 2015
Powerfully moving and gorgeously animated, Waltz with Bashir is a masterpiece like nothing I've seen before.
½ September 20, 2015
A deep story of war in the middle east done with some of the best animation I've seen.
September 18, 2015
Pas pire mais LOIN d'être AUSSI bon que PERSEPOLIS !!!!
½ June 13, 2015
Good approach with Amnesia meeting with War Guilt, comics and Israeli-Arab conflicts.
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