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Waltz with Bashir

(Ari Folman/David Polonsky)

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Waltz with Bashir

Genre: Animation, Documentary; Director: Ari Folman; Author: Ari Folman

How’s this for a tantalizing description: an ? animated documentary that explores Israel’s 1982 war with Lebanon? Wait, Waltz With Bashir gets sexier! It’s also in Hebrew with English subtitles! Rushing to add it to your Netflix queue yet? Well, you should be. Writer-director Ari? Folman’s Best Foreign? Language Film Oscar nominee is a haunting gut-punch about the fogginess of memory and the horror of combat. A feast for the heart and the eyes. EXTRAS include Folman’s fantastic commentary and a look at how they pulled off the groovy animatics. A-

Originally posted June 17 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT

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