It's an interesting choice to film in such a reduced space and the film makers have solved it very beautifully with the camera. Unfortunately I felt the script a bit predictable and at times too much "message sending" going on for my liking... it's a bit of moral kitsch at times. Still well done enough to warrant a watch.
Una película que intenta mostrar la debilidad de un depredador, sin embargo, su fragilidad de la trama no le alcanza para mantenerse de pie y todo comienza a ser repetitivo. Si hay algo que rescatar, sin duda es la fotografía y la sobresaliente mezcla de sonido.
A clever look on the human cost of war internalized within an Israeli tank during the war with Lebanon in 1982. The characters are basically stock but the film still delivers it's message with creativity and claustrophobia. Maoz based it on his own experiences and that first hand knowledge is evident in the details. Cinematography by Bejach is sublime putting us smack dab in the midst of conflict. Top notch sound.
'Lebanon' confines the entire film to the inside of a tank, whose only window on the world is through the crosshairs of its gunsight. As it drives into an unspecified urban area in Lebanon, the claustrophobia is palpable in the cramped and filthy bowels of this infernal machine, as is the fear of the four soldiers trapped inside. Read my full review: www.brnrd.net/blog/archive/2010/12/12/waltz-with-bashir-lebanon
Based on the video trailer I watched earlier, this looks like an interesting and strong film. The images are riveting and powerful enough to stir one to be critical about futility of war. Obviously, war has been tackled very commonly in films, so the bigger question is whether we need another war film to teach us about the atrocities of gun battle.
Like no other movie I have ever seen. Much of the footage shot through the gun sight of a tank. The most up close and personal insight into the devastating horrors of war. This should be mandatory viewing for every politician. This movie will leave its mark on you.
Beautifully filmed so kudos on the cinematography. And the makeup. I never got a sense of the characters though, other than a few routine character traits, and I never really cared about what was happening. I look forward to more films from Samuel Maoz though because nothing in the movie was bad and what he did well he did very well.