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Walk on Water (2004)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  29 April 2005 (USA)
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Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eyal
Knut Berger ...
Axel Himmelman
Caroline Peters ...
Pia Himmelman
Gideon Shemer ...
Menachem (as Gidon Shemer)
Carola Regnier ...
Axel's Mother
Hanns Zischler ...
Axel's Father
Ernest Lenart ...
Alfred Himmelman
Eyal Rozales ...
Jello
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Rafik
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Rafik's uncle
Sivan Sasson ...
Weapons Instructor
Natali Shilman ...
Iris (as Natali Szylman)
Hugo Yarden ...
Kibbuz Director
Joshua Simon ...
Kibbuz Singer
Tom Rahav ...
Kibbuz Singer
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Storyline

Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister Pia. The two men set out on a tour of the country during which, Axel challenges Eyal's values. Written by Sujit R. Varma (with edits by Nelson Ricardo)

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Rated R for some language including sexual references, and for brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$60,465 (USA) (4 March 2005)

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$2,712,736 (USA) (2 September 2005)
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Caroline Peters, who plays Pia, revealed in an interview on Israeli television that her actual grandfather was a Nazi, just like her character's grandfather in the film See more »

Goofs

In both times when Eyal goes to the shooting range, his hits change places on targets once targets are pulled to the shooter position. See more »

Quotes

Axel Himmelman: [tries to walk on the sea and falls in]
Eyal: [sarcastically] Bravo. You did it.
Axel Himmelman: You don't understand. You can't just come to the Sea of Galilee and start walking on water. If you could, everybody would be doing it. You need to prepare yourself.
Eyal: And how would you do that? Please enlighten me.
Axel Himmelman: Well, you need to completely purify yourself. Your heart needs to be like it's clean from the inside: no negativity, no bad thoughts.
Eyal: And then?
Axel Himmelman: And then you can walk on water. I'm sure of it.
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In memory of my mother Sarah Kaminker A fighter for human rights and peace See more »

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Soundtracks

Shir Aviv (A Spring Song)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Mendelssohn Bartholdy)
Text by Heinrich Heine and Lea Goldberg
Performed by Esther Ofarim
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A crisis of conscience
4 June 2004 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

Eyal is a Mossad agent who specializes in terminating those that his agency deems enemies. Upon returning from a mission in Istanbul, he finds that his wife has committed suicide. Until he has been evaluated by a therapist Eyal cannot return to his regular field assignments and is given the task of getting close to the grandchildren of one of the last surviving Nazi war criminals in hopes of finding out where the old man is. The old man has recently disappeared, the man's son is nearing his 70th birthday and his grandson is coming to Israel to visit his kibbutznik sister.

Eyan poses as a tour guide and is quickly accepted by Axel, the grandson and Pia his sister. Eyan spends most of his time with the charming, spontaneous and open Axel but starts forming a friendship with both grandchildren.

Between his emotions over the death of his wife and his growing feelings for the two grandchildren Eyan has a crisis of conscience. Can he violate the trust the two have placed in him? Can he kill again?

Overall this is a well written; many faceted story, remarkably well told. I personally didn't care for the ending but I can't explain too much without giving away what happens.


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