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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
... 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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Only the past is impossible to change See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The name of the tour company which Eyal fronts for is Horizon Tours. See more »

Goofs

The plastic overwrap on the folk dance CD extends about an inch past the CD cover in close-up then after a cut the extra plastic is gone. 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 »

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References The Eurovision Song Contest (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Non ho l'eta
Written by Giancarlo Colonnello (as G. Colonnello), Mario Panzeri (as M. Panzeri) and Nicola Salerno (as N. Salerno)
Performed by Gigliola Cinquetti
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An amazing synthesis of modern issues.
19 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a unique film that has several layers all happening at once.

The clash between gay and hetro men. The Israeli-Arab conflict. Bringing Natzi criminals to justice. All this and more while undergoing a sight-seeing tour north and south of Israel with its beautiful scenery.

To summerise... A must see film. Not your usual expected Hollywood drama but a true multi-cultural story with dynamic and evolving characters.


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