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Valse avec Bachir

Valse avec Bachir

A Feature film by Ari Folman

Produced by Les Films d'Ici

Release in France : 25/06/2008

    Synopsis

    Ari, an Israeli film director, has a meeting late at night in a bar with friend suffering from recurrent nightmares in which he systematically finds himself chased by a pack of 26 dogs. 26, exactly the number of dogs that he had to kill during the Lebanese War at the beginning of the 1980s.

    The following day, for the first time, Ari recalls a memory of this period of his life. A silent, nagging image: himself as a young soldier, bathing in the sea in front of Beirut with two army friends. He suddenly feels the vital need to discover the truth behind this fraction of history and himself and, in order to do this, decides to set out across the world to find a few of his former companions in arms.

    The more Ari delves into the depths of his memory, the more forgotten images rise to the surface.

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films d'Ici

    Foreign production companies :

    Bridgit Folman Film Gang, Razor Film Produktion

    French distribution :

    Le Pacte

    Co-production :

    Arte France

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Match Factory

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Serge Lalou

    Foreign producers :

    Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

    Editor :

    Nili Feller

    Artistic Director :

    David Polonsky

    Screenwriter :

    Ari Folman

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Animation :

    Yoni Goodman

    Special Effects :

    Roiy Nitzan

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Animated film

    Production language :

    Hebrew

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Israel, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2007

    French release :

    25/06/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    120.749

    Visa issue date :

    11/06/2008

    Approval :

    No

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (2)

    Director

    News (3)

    Festival Selections (14)

    Academy Awards - 2009

    Academy Awards (United States, 2009)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    BAFTA - 2009

    BAFTA (Great Britain, 2009)

    Selection (2)



    European Film Awards - 2008

    European Film Awards (Germany, 2008)

    Selection

    Best European Film

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2008

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2008)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

    Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2008

    Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2008)

    Selection

    Section principale

    TIFF - 2008

    TIFF (Canada, 2008)

    Selection

    Special presentations

    Awards (2)

    Delegations

    Presskit

    Website