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Footnote (2011) More at IMDbPro »Hearat Shulayim (original title)

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Footnote -- FOOTNOTE is the story of insane academic competition, the dichotomy between admiration and envy for a role model, and the very complicated relationship between a father and son.
Footnote -- 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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Joseph Cedar (written by)
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Release Date:
25 May 2011 (Israel) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 16 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Role Reversal and Time Lapse See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Shlomo Bar-Aba ... Eliezer Shkolnik (as Shlomo Bar Aba)

Lior Ashkenazi ... Uriel Shkolnik
Aliza Rosen ... Yehudit (as Alisa Rosen)
Alma Zack ... Dikla Shkolnik
Micah Lewensohn ... Grossman
Nevo Kimchi ... Fingeroot

Yuval Scharf ... 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)
Hanna Hacohen ... Israel Prize Producer
Itay Polishuk ... Security Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edna Blilious ... Costume Designer Lady
Dan Caner ... Narrator
Natalia Faust ... Nurse
Dana Glozman ... Silit
Daria Robichek ... Devora
Dali Shachnaey ... Young Uriel
Jonnie Shualy ... Soundman

Nelly Tagar ... Security Guard (as Neli Tagar)
Nina Traub ... Yonat

Directed by
Joseph Cedar 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph Cedar  written by

Produced by
Leon Edery .... producer
Moshe Edery .... producer
Michal Graidy .... executive producer: MoviePlus
Tamir Kfir .... line producer
David Mandil .... producer
Joseph Cedar .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Amit Poznansky 
 
Cinematography by
Yaron Scharf (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Einat Glaser-Zarhin  (as Einat Glaser Zarhin)
 
Casting by
Hila Yuval 
 
Production Design by
Arad Sawat 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Sheim 
 
Makeup Department
Ronit Arviv .... makeup artist (as Ronit Dugo Arviv)
 
Production Management
Amit Gilboa .... post-production manager
Assaf Gordon .... production manager
Lee Shira .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mandel Itai .... second assistant director
Shir Shoshani .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Noa Maor .... buyer
Noa Maor .... property master
 
Sound Department
Tuli Chen .... sound mixer (as Tully Chen)
Alex Claude .... sound designer
Israel David .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Meir .... sound effects editor
John Purcell .... dialogue editor
Gadi Raz .... sound effects editor
Wilmont Schulze .... foley artist
Bar On Shelly .... assistant re-recording mixer
Sebastian Stroux .... foley mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Roy Alter .... title designer
Roy Alter .... visual effects artist
Ilan Weintrob .... visual effects supervisor
Michal Wolff .... visual effects director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shimon Belfer .... rigging gaffer
Shuki Paz .... gaffer
Ruby Rubinstein .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Sheim .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Szabolcs Barta .... colorist
Tibor Csige .... post-production coordinator
László Kovács .... telecine colorist: dailies
 
Music Department
Itamar Argov .... music preparation
Alex Claude .... musical director
Israel David .... music score recordist
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer
Amit Poznansky .... orchestrator
Doron Salomon .... conductor
Lionel Ziblat .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Maya Amsellem .... international sales: WestEnd Films
Grace Benoish .... script supervisor
Mercy Liao .... international sales: for WestEnd Films
Eve Schoukroun .... international sales: WestEnd Films
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hearat Shulayim" - Israel (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, language and smoking
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Israel:103 min
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The opening title card doesn't appear on screen until 35 minutes into the film.See more »
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Eliezer Shkolnik:That's a very nice idea, very nice... but wrong.See more »
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Role Reversal and Time Lapse, 4 August 2012
Author: gradyharp from United States

FOOTNOTE is an appropriately titled sparklingly intelligent and entertaining film written and directed by Joseph Cedar. With a small cast and a focused story this little film form Israel is not only a pleasure to watch as a story performed as shared by brilliant actors, but it is also one of the most visually artistic and creative venture of cinematography to be on the small screen in a long time: the genius cinematographer is Yaron Scharf. Add to this a musical score that enhances every moment of the story - courtesy of composer Amit Poznansky - and the film simply succeeds on every level.

In a most ingenious way we are introduced to the two main characters - father and son, both professors in the Talmud department of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The film opens on the confused and somewhat unattached facial expression of the seated father Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar Aba) as he listens to his ebullient son Uriel Shkolnik (Lior Ashkenazi) being inducted into the prestigious Israeli academic union. Uriel's acceptance speech reflects his childhood when his father informed him upon questioning that he was a 'teacher' - an occupation the young Uriel found embarrassing at the time, but now honors his father for this guidance. After the ceremony we slowly discover that there is a long-standing rivalry between father and son. Uriel has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while Eliezer 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: his only clam to fame after long years of intensive research is that the man who published his findings mentions Eliezer in a footnote. When it comes times for the Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, to be awarded, a clerical error results in a telephone call informing Eliezer that he has won, while in reality the award was meant for his son Uriel. How this error is resolved open all manner of windows for examining family relationships, fame, pure academia, and forgiveness.

The film is an unqualified success. Lior Ashkenazi (so well remembered from 'Walk on Water' and 'Late Marriage' among others) gives a bravura performance and that of Shlomo Ben Aba balances it in quality. The supporting cast is strong. Joseph Cedar has produced a fine film very much enhanced by the brilliance of the cinematography that tells the story as much as the dialogue.

Grady Harp

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