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Walk on Water (2003)

Cast: Lior Louie Ashkenazi, Lior Louie Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, more...
Director: Eytan Fox, Eytan Fox
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Middle East, Gay & Lesbian, Israel, Features, Quest, Road Movies
Running Time: 103 min.
Languages: English, German, Hebrew
Subtitles: English
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An Israeli agent with a license to kill is thrown off his game by two people who challenge his deeply held assumptions in this drama. Eyal (Lior Ashkenazi) is an agent with Mossad, the Israeli intelligence and security force. A man capable of making snap moral judgments but unwilling to reveal his emotions, Eyal has been burying himself in his often bloody work since the death of his wife. Eyal's latest assignment is to try to learn the whereabouts of a Nazi war criminal; as it happens, his granddaughter Pia (Carolina Peters) is in Israel spending time on a kibbutz, and when he learns that her brother Axel (Knut Berger) is coming to visit her, Eyal goes undercover as a tour guide in order to get to know them without arousing suspicion. Eyal finds himself taken with Pia, who displays a warmth and openness he's never expected to find in a German. At the same time, Eyal discovers Axel is gay and doesn't care who knows about it, and as Eyal gets to know him he finds himself torn between his genuine fondness for Axel and his long-standing homophobia. Walk on Water was directed by Eytan Fox, who earned international acclaim for his story of two gay men in the Israeli army, Yossi & Jagger. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Loved it by GDavis1 January 17, 2007 - 8:31 PM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Interesting characters, terrific acting. Lior is a very handsome man and is mesmerizing to watch. I loved the locations in the film, the direction, the story, the actors, everything. A minor gay theme, but the lead actor is definately worthy of attention.

..a little walk on the water to clear our minds... by rdunne March 29, 2006 - 7:22 AM PST
2 out of 4 members found this review helpful
This movie belongs to Lior as Eyal. The camera loved him and he loved the camera. His expression's ran the gambit of emotions, so subtle, yet so decisive , you had no trouble knowing just how he felt. His defending his disgust of the suicide bombers. And his complete lack of knowledge of how homosexuals' get together. Very funny scene. The Mossad has found out that Axel's grandfather is still alive and have put Eyal as a tourist guide to find any information regarding the grandfathers where about's. Eyal is to assassinate him for his war crimes.

(Eytan Fox has another award winning movie under his belt. The first was 'Yossi and Jagger ' a brief love story about two officer's in the service , it ended too soon.)

Knut Berger did an excellent job as the homosexual brother of Pia who has come to Israel to work on a Kibbutz . Axel , has come to Israel to bring Pia back home for their fathers birthday, but Pia has split with her parents when she found out that her Nazi grandfather is still alive in Argentina. Eyal and Axel tour around Israel and a bound develop's. You will not want to miss this movie as the acting of all is very good , the music and cinematography are great. And Lior's dry sense of humor is very funny. I give this great little indie flick 8 star's ciao yaaah69

Near-Miraculous by talltale August 31, 2005 - 8:26 AM PDT
6 out of 7 members found this review helpful
It's difficult not to praise WALK ON WATER too highly because it takes viewers places and into the hearts/minds of people we rarely encounter--and certainly not in the manner we do here. Director Eytan Fox ("Yossi & Jagger") and writer Gal Uchovsky (with some help from cast members) have managed to create a story that tackles important themes and actually treats them fairly--allowing them to expand and grow so that viewers can wrestle with them just as the characters do. Israel, Germany, Palestine--and by easy extension, the world--is here, as are several generations and inclusive sexualities.

From its quietly shocking beginning the movie grabs you--viscerally and intellectually--and never lets go. You'll argue with it, and indeed, the filmmakers' reach exceeds their grasp. But so close do they come to achieving the miraculous that I can't imagine you will be sorry you went along for the ride. I don't want to say any more because this is a movie to experience without having been told too much about it in advance. While the entire cast is good, the two male leads--Lior Ashkenazi and Knut Berger--are extraordinary. DON'T MISS THIS ONE.

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