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Waltz with Bashir

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Waltz with Bashir is a 2008 Israeli animated documentary film about the Sabra and Shatila massacre during the 1982 Lebanon War. Written and directed by Ari Folman, it follows him as he interviews former comrades in an attempt to discover long-lost memories of the conflict. As it's a documentary, most of the characters are voiced by themselves. It won many awards like a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film or a C├ęsar Award for Best Foreign Film, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and others.

The following weapons were used in the animated film Waltz with Bashir:


Galil ARM

In the film, most of the IDF (Israel Defense Force) soldiers are armed with the Galil ARM, the light machine gun variant of the Galil family.

MI Galil ARM with wood hand-guard - 5.56x45mm
A panicky IDF soldier "sprays and prays" with his Galil ARM.
Carmi Cna'an fires his Galil - single shots only.
An IDF officer eats his breakfast of scrambled eggs, Galil ARM sitting next to him.
An IDF soldier enjoys a bath, Galil resting on the tub.
Ari Folman aims his Galil ARM.
IDF soldiers hold their Galil's in salute as Ari imagines his body being shipped back home in a dream.
Shmuel Frenkel, frustrated with using the Galil ARM, decides to switch the the FN MAG 58 manned by Erez next to him.
Ari and another soldier armed with Galil's at the Sabra and Shatila camps.


The weapon used by Palestinian rebels and Christian Phalangists is the infamous AK-47.

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm.
An IDF soldier in the background fires a captured AK-47.
A Phalangist loads his AK-47 as he chats to an IDF officer.
Phalangist's prepare their AK-47's.
A Phalangist inspects his AK-47.
Phalangist's move into the refugee camps, armed with AK-47's.
A Phalangist herds Palestinians from the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, firing his AK-47 to keep them moving.

M21 Sniper Rifle

A silenced version of the M21 Sniper Rifle is used by IDF soldier Boaz Rein-Buskila to eliminate guard dogs.

M21 Sniper Rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
Boaz Rein-Buskila moves towards the village with his M21 Sniper Rifle. Note the silencer fitted to the barrel.
Boaz raises his M21.
Boaz fires the M21.
An IDF marksman attempts to kill the driver of a car. He misses and shoots the man on donkey back instead.

Machine Guns


The FN MAG 58 is the main machine gun of the IDF in the movie. It is also seen mounted on Merkeva Main Battle Tanks and M113 Armored Personnel Carriers.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
An IDF soldier fires his FN MAG 58 during the landing at Lebanon.
Boaz Rein-Buskila fires a MAG 58 mounted on an M113 APC.
Ronny Dayag sits at a turret-mounted MAG 58 on a Merkeva tank.
An IDF soldier patrols the woods with a MAG 58.
The soldier deploys his MAG 58 as the patrol is fired upon by rockets.
An IDF soldier mans a MAG 58 at a checkpoint.
Shmuel Frenkel wrestles with Erez for control of the MAG 58.
Frenkel firing on enemy positions with his FN MAG. As he was turning around while shooting near a huge Bachir Gemayel's portrait in Beirut, it became the title of the movie: "Waltz with Bashir".

Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB is mounted on the Merkeva Main Battle Tanks and M113 Armored Personnel Carriers. Ari Folman operates one when transporting wounded to the medevac zones.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Ari Folman fires a Browning M2HB mounted on an M113 APC.
A Browning M2HB mounted on a Merkeva tank.

Rocket Launchers


Several of the IDF soldiers patrolling in the Lebanon woods carry M72A2 LAW on their packs.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
An IDF soldier patrolling in the woods carries an M72A2 LAW in his pack.
Another IDF soldier, carrying a shorter LAW, dives for cover.


The RPG-7 is used by Palestinian child soldiers to attack an M113 APC and patrolling IDF soldiers. An IDF soldier also uses one to destroy a Lebanese civilians car.

RPG-7 - 40mm
An IDF soldier takes aim at a car with an RPG-7.
The IDF soldier fires the RPG.
A Palestinian child soldier moves through the shadows with an RPG-7.
The child soldier takes aim with his RPG.

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