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

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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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Writer:
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 »
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Envy is a funny thing See more (22 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
Neli Tagar ... Security Guard
Nina Traub ... Yonat
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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
 
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
Grace Benoish .... script supervisor
 

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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
Runtime:
Israel:103 min
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Trivia:
Israel's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.See more »
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Eliezer Shkolnik:That's a very nice idea, very nice... but wrong.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Envy is a funny thing, 24 February 2012
Author: www.ramascreen.com from United States

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FOOTNOTE is an Israeli film that's Oscar-nominated this year for Foreign language category and I can see why it received the nod. It's quite possibly one of the funniest rivalry stories I've ever watched, and what makes the dilemma even more complicated is that it's between father and son. I think it's a well-made film, it's funny, it has its charms, you'll enjoy writer/director Joseph Cedar's way of telling you the backstories of each character, some of the scenes interestingly move like microform reel, those of us who didn't grow up knowing anything about Talmud or Jewish culture would get a slight education on one of some of the things they regard highly over there, but halfway through the film, it loses its attraction, it doesn't engage you enough, and ultimately it ends itself in somewhat of a tactless manner…

Eliezer is the father and Uriel is the son and they both share the same last name, and that's where the misunderstanding plays its card. Both individuals dabble in the same literature but the father is old-school and stubborn and even though the film doesn't come out and say it, he may also suffer from some kind of autism or something that keeps him from desiring any social contact unless it's meant to celebrate him, or perhaps he's just introverted to the extreme. The son is more progressive, people are fond of him, and he enjoys the success that his father has always wishes he had. So when a certain prestigious award mistakes one for the other, Uriel is faced with the dilemma of what is the right thing to do. After he makes his decision, his father goes off and discredits his son's work. It's a pretty sad and tough family dynamics, if you think about it, because on the father's case, it's envy that turns into bitterness that turns into gloat, on the son's side it's wanting to live up to his father that turns into generosity that turns into feelings betrayed. Writer/director Cedar designs it so that things would escalate to the point where there is no other option but to openly confront each other, although oddly enough, the film never gives us that luxury.

The comedy aspect of it is very enjoyable, Cedar takes us through awkward room sizes and you'll get the giggles from watching Elizer putting on his giant headset, shutting everything around him down just to get some silence, and for the old professors roles, Cedar casts actors who look just like the stereotype, they look unintentionally amusing. Embedded in the competition is also a the theme of whether or not you are your father's son or if you are your own person. Uriel seems distraught and offended when his own son doesn't make any effort to win his love, like he used to do with his own father. Both Eliezer and Uriel are obsessed with the idea that success can only be found in one's achievements and accomplishments and the recognition from your peers, and how one can be better at that than everybody else, so much so that they're missing out one what's truly important, each other. I think FOOTNOTE is a very unique family dynamics film that deserves attention at the very least.

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