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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
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[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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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.
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