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Waltz with Bashir.

November 24, 2016 22:49

I have just seen this absolutely brilliant film. There were only three other people in the cinema. WHY? It suffers from the perception that this is a film about the Israeli army in Lebanon. It is not. It is a film about a situation which can, and does, occur in any war at any time, with any nationality of soldiers. The difficult decisions which have to be made by officers, between two equally impossible situations. The feelings of the soldiers having to carry out seemingly meaningless orders. The plight of civilians caught up in a military situation. These things are the same in every war at any time. The film should be seen as a hymn to courage; not the courage of the battlefield, but the courage of the writers, directors, and financiers.

November 24, 2016 22:49

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