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Hearat Shulayim (2011)

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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Eliezer Shkolnik (as Shlomo Bar Aba)
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Yehudit (as Alisa Rosen)
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Dikla Shkolnik
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Daniel Markovich ...
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Yona Solomon, Committee Member
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Sara Foddor, Committee Member
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Herman, Committee Member (as Shmulik Shilo)
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Dvir Oded, Committee Member (as Albert Illouz)
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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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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, language and smoking | See all certifications »
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$47,528 (USA) (9 March 2012)

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$2,007,451 (USA) (6 July 2012)
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Joseph Cedar is the son of the Israel Prize recipient, Haim Cedar. See more »

Quotes

Eliezer Shkolnik: That's a very nice idea, very nice... but wrong.
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Featured in Eretz Nehederet: Episode #9.5 (2012) See more »

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An onion of irony
12 March 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a very good movie, but it could be better. The feel of the whole story very much reminded me of the Coen Brothers movie 'a serious man'. It has the same sense of general awkwardness in its characters. The story is very well told. It has a chapter structure and the parts of father and son have kind of symmetry to it, resulting in a feeling of bittersweet irony. If you like irony in all its layers and subtleties, then this is definitely something to watch. The one thing that could make this movie better in my opinion, is the climax that the whole movie is building up to, but which is left to your imagination. In my taste a little too much so, but decide for yourself!


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