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Walk on Water -- 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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Gal Uchovsky (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 April 2005 (USA) See more »
He was trained to hate until he met the enemy See more »
Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Lior Ashkenazi ... 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

Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ... Rafik

Imad Jabarin ... 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
Imke Barnstedt ... Helga

Yuval Semo ... Guy with a Cell Phone
Adi Eisenman ... Mossad Agent
Mahir Tuocu ... Abu Ibraim

Nesrin Cavadzade ... Abu Ibraim's Wife (as Nesrin Cevadzade)
Ahmed Saydam ... Ibraim
Shay Rokach ... Tel Aviv Bartender
Sascha Remkuf ... Berlin Bartender

George Hubertus Regout ... Drag Queen #1 (as Hubertus Regout)
Biggy van Blond ... Drag Queen
Paisley Dalton ... Drag Queen #3
Itimar Ziv ... Eyal and Pia's Baby

Directed by
Eytan Fox 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Knut Berger  collaboration (uncredited)
Caroline Peters  collaboration (uncredited)
Andreas Struck  collaboration (uncredited)
Gal Uchovsky  screenplay

Produced by
Tatjana Bonnet .... associate producer: Germany (as Tatjana Jakovleski)
Leon Edery .... executive producer
Moshe Edery .... executive producer
Amir Feingold .... line producer: Israel
Sigi Fischer .... line producer: Germany
Eytan Fox .... executive producer
Amir Harel .... producer
Micki Rabinovich .... executive producer (as Micky Rabinovitz)
David Silber .... executive producer
Gal Uchovsky .... producer
Original Music by
Ivri Lider 
Cinematography by
Tobias Hochstein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Yosef Grunfeld 
Casting by
Yael Aviv 
Chun Mei Tan 
Art Direction by
Avi Fahima 
Christoph Merg 
Costume Design by
Rona Doron 
Peter Pohl 
Makeup Department
Galia Azulai .... makeup department head: Israel (as Galia Azoulay)
Neomi Eyni .... hair designer: Israel
Pamela Grujic .... hair stylist: Germany
Pamela Grujic .... makeup artist: Germany
Shani Hirsch .... makeup artist: additional photography, Israel
Limor Markazi .... makeup artist: Israel
Pascale Sophia Profe-Bracht .... makeup assistant: Germany (as Pascale Sophia Bofe-Bracht)
Sonia Salazar-Zivoder .... makeup assistant: Germany
Byrgen Yildirim .... makeup artist: Turkey
Production Management
Sharona Berger .... post-production supervisor
Tatjana Bonnet .... production manager: Germany (as Tatjana Jakovleski)
Hüseyin Karabey .... production manager: Turkey
Hanan 'Dino' Yunger .... production manager: Israel
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sven Fehrensen .... second assistant director: Germany
Lee-At Heller .... second assistant director: Israel (as Li-At Heller)
Tamar Ichilov .... first assistant director: Israel
Michael G. Johnson .... first assistant director: Germany (as Michael Johnson)
Irit Kosover .... additional assistant director: Israel
Art Department
Yaron Aglof .... art assistant: Israel (as Yaron Agiof)
Daniele Drobny .... set dresser: Germany (as Daniel Drobny)
Pini Ezra .... painter: Israel
Lahav Halevi .... graphic designer: Big Eyes Design
Oren Khalifa .... props: Israel (as Oren Kalifa)
Claudia Kiefer .... stand-by props: Germany
Thomas Krause .... set dresser: Germany
Eliezer Marko .... art assistant: Israel
Dafi Neuman .... set decorator: Israel (as Dafna Noyman-Sargoty)
Dafi Neuman .... set dresser: additional photography, Israel (as Dafi Noiyman-Sorgati)
Sven Posniak .... set dresser: Germany
Itay Shitnit .... art assistant: Israel (as Itay Shitrit)
Sound Department
Fesyh Alpagu .... sound mixer: Turkey
Stefan Becker .... sound studio manager: ElektroFilm, Berlin
Israel David .... re-recording mixer
Rotem Dror .... assistant sound editor
Martin Ehlers-Falkenberg .... boom operator: Germany (as Martin Ehlers)
Itai Elohev .... sound mixer: Israel (as Itay Elohav)
Ilana Grushka .... dialogue editor (as Elana Grushka)
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka .... sound mixer: Germany (as Andreas Muecke-Niesytka)
Ronen Nagel .... chief sound editor
Moshe Oshry .... assistant sound editor
Alon Shapira .... boom operator: Israel
Marcus Sujata .... sound recording engineer
Gil Toren .... dubbing mixer
Gil Toren .... sound designer
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
Amos Zipori .... sound mixer: additional photography, Israel
Lee Zohar .... sound technician
Visual Effects by
Matthias Albrecht .... digital compositor: optical titles
Thomas Faber .... digital compositor: optical titles
Syntje Sperling .... color timer
Mattias Bark .... stunt performer: Germany (as Matthias Bark)
Sascha Girndt .... stunt performer: Germany
Tomas Jester .... stunt performer: Germany (as Tom Jester)
Moritz Prochnow .... stunt performer: Germany
Steve Thiede .... stunt performer: Germany
Rainer Werner .... stunt coordinator: Germany
Camera and Electrical Department
Oren Arad .... first assistant camera: Israel
Güngör Aydin .... gaffer: Turkey
Adi Borkin .... best boy: Israel
Asher Cohen .... loader: Israel
Paul Freuer .... key grip: Germany
Philipp Henning .... second camera assistant: Germany
Alexander Jung .... best boy: Germany
Golan Kabayet .... key grip: Israel
Dudi Kaufman .... camera car: Israel
Kenan Koila .... key grip: Turkey (as Kenan Kolla)
Oliver Kühne .... electrician: Germany
Yuval Landsberg .... lighting assistant: Israel
Rami Levy .... gaffer: additional photography, Israel (as Rami Levi)
Amir Lybman .... lighting assistant: Israel
Ohad Milstein .... loader: additional photography, Israel
David Namir .... additional camera assistant: Israel (as Dudi Namir)
Lior Pery .... gaffer: Israel (as Lior Perri)
Stephan Rabold .... still photographer: Germany
Florian Renz .... electrician: Germany
Helen Sabatzki .... second camera assistant: Germany
Bjoern Susen .... gaffer: Germany (as Björn-Yves Susen)
Cenk Tatarer .... second camera assistant: Turkey
Ram Tsizling .... lighting assistant: Israel (as Ram Cizling)
Sascha Vogel .... additional electrician: Germany
Ronen Yahalomi .... key grip: additional photography, Israel
Ronen Yahalomi .... second grip: Israel
Yossi Zwecker .... still photographer: Israel
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jule Brauer .... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Hadas Cnaani .... wardrobe supervisor: Israel
Oren Dar .... additional costume designer: Israel
Saskia Gierke .... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Editorial Department
Yael Biron .... post-production assistant
Manuela Buhtz .... negative cutter
Naomi El'ani .... digitizer (as Naomi Elani)
Yaniv Rize Sheffy .... assistant editor: Israel (as Yaniv Raiz)
Gabi Shihor .... digitizer
Syntje Sperling .... color grader
Heike Thörner .... negative cutter (as Heike Thoerner)
Katja Zaworski .... negative cutter
Location Management
Guy Cohen .... location manager: Israel
Omri Givon .... location scout: Israel
Nick Hertwig .... location scout: Germany
Sefi Hirsh .... location coordinator: Israel, Ma'agan Michael
Uzi Karin .... location coordinator: Israel, Ben Gurion Airport
Christoph Renger .... location manager: Germany
Hillel Roseman .... location coordinator: Israel, Jerusalem (as Hillel Rozenman)
Daniel Schwarz .... location manager: Germany
Zohar Vodrero .... location coordinator: Israel, Golan Heights (as Zohar Wodrero)
Music Department
Galina Glushkin .... concert master
Udi Harpaz .... conductor
Udi Harpaz .... orchestrator
Yoav Shdema .... score recording engineer
The Tel Aviv String Orchestra .... musician: orchestra
Transportation Department
Ilan Appel .... driver: Israel (as Ilan Apel)
Ömer Mümyn Bak .... driver: Turkey (as Ömer Mümyn Balc)
Itzik Ben-Aroya .... tow company: Israel (as Itzik Ben Aroya)
Aly Demyr .... driver: Turkey
Claudia Drenda .... driver: Germany
Moishe Gissis .... driver: Israel (as Moshe Gissis)
Ýsmayl Karabey .... driver: Turkey
Dudi Kaufman .... driver: camera car, Israel
Eyal Koren .... driver: additional photography, Israel
Guy Ne'eman .... tow company: Israel
Arndt Stepper .... driver: props, Germany
Eyal Zabari .... driver: Israel
Other crew
Shimshon 'Oni' Alber .... production assistant: Israel
Sharona Berger .... assistant: Mr. Fox, Israel
Sharona Berger .... script supervisor: Israel
Suzy DeLowe .... translator
Pimes Doerfler .... accountant: Germany (as Pimes Dörfler)
Lia Eshkol .... water girl: Israel
Toni Greenman .... legal services
Toni Gruber .... set runner: Germany (as Tony Gruber)
Bernd Hein .... accountant: Germany
Eran Kosover .... airport security officer: Israel
Guy Kupper .... weapon instructor: Israel
Assaf Lavi .... production assistant: Israel
Adi Levi .... pre-production coordinator: Israel
Ute Lingner .... lab services
Ido Narkis .... production assistant: Israel
Eli Nekave .... personal trainer: Israel
Banu Ozturk .... production assistant: Turkey (as Banu Öztürk)
Christa Paulini .... lab services
Esther Reinecke .... production coordinator: Germany
Moshe Rotstein .... production accountant
Gil Rozenfeld .... production coordinator: Israel
Wiebke Scherenberger .... set runner: Germany
Gabriela Schultze .... lab services
Niv Shaynfeld .... choreographer: Israel
Periham Tap .... production assistant: Turkey (as Perihan TaÞ)
Itay Valdman .... production assistant: Israel
Richard Lormand .... publicist: international (uncredited)
Sarah Kaminker .... in memory of
Ohad Knoller .... thanks
Wieland Speck .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for some language including sexual references, and for brief nudity
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:M18 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 filmSee more »
Errors in geography: When Eyal visits Menachem's Berlin hotel, a shot down its hall reveals that all the rooms have Mezuzot on the doorframes. At the door to Menachem's room, the only room without a Mezuzah, there is a clearly visible unpainted patch from which the Mezuzah had been removed just for that shot. A Mezuzah is a small box filled with bible passages (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21). Jews put them on the doorframes of houses and other buildings. Their presence reveals that the filmmakers used an Israeli location for that hotel instead of a German one.See more »
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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42 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Definitely worth seeing, 31 March 2005
Author: Danielle from Syracuse, NY

I won't bother to summarize the movie, because many of the existing user comments give very detailed descriptions of the plot (much more information than someone who hasn't seen the movie yet would want). I just want to encourage anyone who hasn't seen the movie to check it out. It's a provocative movie, exploring a bunch of interesting themes, including Israeli relations with both Palestinians and Germans. I also found it to be an engaging film, with interesting characters and many involving story lines. It's almost a fable or fairytale, which the title alludes to. Go in the right frame of mind and you'll enjoy the movie very much, as I did.

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