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Footnote (2011)

Hearat Shulayim (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Drama | 25 May 2011 (Israel)
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Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

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Cast

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Eliezer Shkolnik (as Shlomo Bar Aba)
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Aliza Rosen ...
Yehudit (as Alisa Rosen)
Alma Zack ...
Dikla Shkolnik
Micah Lewensohn ...
Grossman
Nevo Kimchi ...
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Noa
Daniel Markovich ...
Josh
Tsipi Gal ...
Mystery Woman
Michael Koresh ...
Yona Solomon, Committee Member
Idit Teperson ...
Sara Foddor, Committee Member
Shmuel Shiloh ...
Herman, Committee Member (as Shmulik Shilo)
Albert Iluz ...
Dvir Oded, Committee Member (as Albert Illouz)
Gad Kaynar ...
Committee Member
Jackey Levi ...
TV Host (as Jacky Levy)
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The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, language and smoking | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend:

$47,528 (USA) (9 March 2012)

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$2,007,451 (USA) (6 July 2012)
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Trivia

The opening title card doesn't appear on screen until 35 minutes into the film. See more »

Quotes

Uriel Shkolnik: [to a student] I will tell you something that my father told me once: Your work has many things correct and many things innovative. Unfortunately, the innovative things are not correct and the correct things are not innovative.
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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2011 (2011) See more »

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This film makes you think
17 June 2012 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I would like to keep this note very short. A lot of useful reviews have already been posted on this film. The only thing that I would like to comment upon, is the ending.

I believe the ending makes a lot of sense. It actually summarizes the complete concept of the movie. It makes you think about how the relationship between the father and the son will continue. It also reflects how their relationship will impact the further evolution of the family. The tension, the secrets, how will they evolve further ... It expresses that family values can go very deep. A son who has deep respect of his father, and a father, who got blind of his own frustrations, not seeing this respect. And when he finally finds out the love of his son, he ... See the film yourself. Then read back what i wrote here ...

If the ending would have been different, it would have ruined the film.

Sven


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