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WALTZ WITH BASHIR

by Ari Folman

synopsis

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...

international title: Waltz with Bashir
original title: Waltz with Bashir
country: Germany, Israel, France
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2008
genre: animation
directed by: Ari Folman
film run: 87'
release date: FR 25/06/2008, BE 10/09/2008, DE 06/11/2008, NL 06/11/2008, UK 21/11/2008, HR 07/01/2009, IT 09/01/2009, DK/FI/NO/ES/SE 20/02/2009, PL 03/04/2009
cinematography by: David Polonski
film editing: Nilli Feller
music: Max Richter
producer: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul, Yael Nahlieli, Serge Lalou
production: Les Films d'Ici, Razor Film Produktion, Arte, Bridgit Folman Films Gang (IL), ITVS International (USA)
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Noga Communications - Cha,,el 8, The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & T.V., Israeli Film Fund, Hot Telecommunication LTD, Media Programme
distributor: Le Pacte, Cinéart (BE/NL), Artificial Eye (UK), Lucky Red (IT), Miracle Film (DK), Golem (ES), Oy Future Film Ab (FI), Oslo Kino (NO), Folkets Bio (SE), Against Gravity (PL)

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main awards/selection

Golden Globes 2009Best Foreign Language Film
César 2009Best Foreign Film
Cannes 2008Official Competition
European Film Awards 2008Best Composer
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