The AV: A Waltz is No Love Song

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The AV is TKO’s occasional foray into politics via multimedia.

Warning: Somewhat graphic images.

One of my favorite scenes from the acclaimed Israeli animated movie Waltz with Bashir. The movie revolves around one Israeli soldier’s search for lost memories from the 1982 Lebanon War and the Sabra and Shatila massacre.

The final thirty seconds are especially disturbing. The young Israeli soldier is in a dance with the devil. Shooting at nothing and delirious with the haze of bullets and smoke he eventually crumples to the floor, frantically moving his legs searching for steady ground. A soldier versus an idea. Weapons versus a movement. It captures modern Israel perfectly.

The movie was good, but we should remember, for all its stylization, this was no love song.

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1 comments on “The AV: A Waltz is No Love Song”

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