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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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 16 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Two great lead performances that couldn't be any more different. See more (24 total) »

Cast

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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
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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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Israel's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.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.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Two great lead performances that couldn't be any more different., 27 July 2012
Author: drew-288-135826

Footnote, one of the five nominees for Best Foreign Language films at the Oscars earlier this year, boasts two extraordinary performances. And it's absolutely vital that those two performances are pitch perfect, because the key to the film's drama and tension lies in those particular characters.

The premise is fairly straightforward. A father and son are both philogy professors at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Eliezer Shkolnik is an old school researcher who believes findings are only valid if research is conducted in the proper scientific method, while his son, Uriel, follows the more modern philosophy. Eliezer loathes the popularity and acceptance of the current methods, and is so stubborn he even refuses to cancel one of his classes even though only one student is signed.

Having background on research methods or philology is not necessary however, when it comes to following along the movie. Shlomo Bar'aba and Lior Ashkenazi, as Eliezer and Uriel respectively, both make sure to humanize their characters and portray their conflicting ideals by showcasing conflicting personalities as wells.

The plot gets really interesting when Eliezer finds out he has been voted the winner of the Israel Prize, forcing him to rethink how he feels his colleagues, and the field in general. However, Uriel soon gets a phone call that will shake things up even more.

Unfortunately, Footnote does not deliver a satisfying conclusion, at least not a memorable one. The tension is slowly built up really well as the film cuts deeper into the plot, yet when the time comes for a huge clash, the film ends up kinds of just floating around not knowing the right time to fade out. However, the meat of the film is too good to be ignored, as both Bar'aba and Ashkenazi deliver performances you won't soon forget.

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