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Walk on Water (2004)

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Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eyal
Knut Berger ... Axel Himmelman
Caroline Peters ... Pia Himmelman
... Menachem (as Gidon Shemer)
Carola Regnier ... Axel's Mother
... Axel's Father
Ernest Lenart ... Alfred Himmelman
... Jello
... Rafik
... Rafik's uncle
... Weapons Instructor
Natali Shilman ... Iris (as Natali Szylman)
Hugo Yarden ... Kibbuz Director
Joshua Simon ... Kibbuz Singer
Tom Rahav ... Kibbuz Singer
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Storyline

Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister Pia. The two men set out on a tour of the country during which, Axel challenges Eyal's values. Written by Sujit R. Varma (with edits by Nelson Ricardo)

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Rated R for some language including sexual references, and for brief nudity | See all certifications »

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29 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,465, 6 March 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,712,736, 4 September 2005
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Trivia

Caroline Peters, who plays Pia, revealed in an interview on Israeli television that her actual grandfather was a Nazi, just like her character's grandfather in the film See more »

Goofs

When Eyal goes to Alex and Pia's hotel in Tel Aviv to pick them up, the hotel seen in the establishing shot is the Renaissance Hotel. However, the next shot of them actually walking out of the hotel has them walking under a sign and past security barricades that all say Sheraton Moriah Hotel. See more »

Quotes

Axel Himmelman: [tries to walk on the sea and falls in]
Eyal: [sarcastically] Bravo. You did it.
Axel Himmelman: You don't understand. You can't just come to the Sea of Galilee and start walking on water. If you could, everybody would be doing it. You need to prepare yourself.
Eyal: And how would you do that? Please enlighten me.
Axel Himmelman: Well, you need to completely purify yourself. Your heart needs to be like it's clean from the inside: no negativity, no bad thoughts.
Eyal: And then?
Axel Himmelman: And then you can walk on water. I'm sure of it.
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Crazy Credits

In memory of my mother Sarah Kaminker A fighter for human rights and peace See more »

Connections

Referenced in Trust the Man (2005) See more »

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Merry for Ever
(as "Mery for ever")
Written and performed by Ivri Lider
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Highly recommended
28 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why other reviewers characterize the Eyal character as "racist" (just because he calls suicide bombers "animals" which is too good an epithet) or "homophobic" (just because he is asking about some technical details about gay relations). In my humble opinion, the movie is a fair description of Israeli realities, and German (or European) softness for terrorists. Being familiar with both Israeli and German realities I found was fascinated by the director's insights and by the fine acting of the three principals as well as the supporting actors. The music by Esther and Abi Ofarim and the nice mixture of German, Englicsh and Hebrew made the movie most enjoyable.


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