MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,696 this week

Walk on Water (2004)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 5,368 users   Metascore: 65/100
Reviews: 65 user | 63 critic | 28 from Metacritic.com

Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 31 Mar 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 09 Jan 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Walk on Water" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Walk on Water (2004)

Walk on Water (2004) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Walk on Water.
4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Late Marriage (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »

Director: Dover Koshashvili
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov
The Bubble (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yousef 'Joe' Sweid, Daniella Wircer
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen
Yossi (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This sequel to Yossi and Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Gutmann reminiscing about his love ten years after his death; however, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Shlomo Sadan, Oz Zehavi
Campfire (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.

Director: Joseph Cedar
Stars: Michaela Eshet, Hani Furstenberg, Moshe Ivgy
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest, beautiful daughter discovers friendship and romance with the lovely local ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher
Stars: Neta Garty, Liraz Charhi, Aure Atika
Lost Islands (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A family in the 80s with five kids get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Reshef Levi
Stars: Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov, Shmil Ben Ari
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either.

Director: Shemi Zarhin
Stars: Oshri Cohen, Arieh Elias, Esti Zakheim
Cupcakes I (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a group of best friends in Tel Aviv gather to watch 'UniverSong', they are less than impressed by the official Israeli entry. Believing that they can do better, they spontaneously ... See full summary »

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Dana Ivgy, Keren Berger, Yael Bar-Zohar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After the death of a friend, a household of long time friends and family are tossed into the myopic world of grief, where jealousy, betrayal and desire override more polite reactions to death.

Director: Tony Ayres
Stars: Vince Colosimo, Maria Theodorakis, Nathaniel Dean
Broken Wings (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

Director: Nir Bergman
Stars: Orly Silbersatz Banai, Maya Maron, Nitai Gvirtz
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Gulf War, January 1991. Talila Katz, a yuppie Tel-Avivian advertizer falls in love with a clumsy food engineer called Noah Ne'eman. Their weird love story reflects the Gulf War in ... See full summary »

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Dalit Kahan, Boaz Gur-Lavi, Yair Lapid
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
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
...
Rafik
...
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
Edit

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Only the past is impossible to change See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

| | | | |

Release Date:

18 March 2004 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

A vízenjáró  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,712,736 (USA) (2 September 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The SUV that they ride around in throughout Israel is an "And Rover" since the L is missing off of the hood ornament. See more »

Goofs

When Eyal goes to Alex and Pia's hotel in Tel Aviv to pick them up, the hotel seen in the establishing shot is the Renaissance Hotel. However, the next shot of them actually walking out of the hotel has them walking under a sign and past security barricades that all say Sheraton Moriah Hotel. 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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

In memory of my mother Sarah Kaminker A fighter for human rights and peace See more »

Connections

Referenced in Trust the Man (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Flowers
Written by Ivri Lider and Idan Reichel (as Idin Raychel)
Performed by 'Ivri Lider' and Tom Rahav
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


25 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The USA and the ham-fisted 'ending' PhilipChandler
How to find the 'Walk On Water' soundtrack? jfmm69
A few thoughts on this terrific movie michelobguzzler
israeli cinema ras_sham
Walk On Water jimcarreyisrael
one of the gay elements djoversea
Discuss Walk on Water (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?