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My Father My Lord (2007)

Hofshat Kaits (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 16 May 2008 (USA)
A respected rabbi is forced to come to terms with the demands of his faith and the welfare of his own family.


David Volach


David Volach
4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Assi Dayan ... Rabbi Abraham Eidelmann
Ilan Griff ... Menahem Eidelmann
Sharon Hacohen ... Esther Eidelmann (as Sharon Hacohen-Bar)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roni Aharon Roni Aharon
Nitsam Bar Nitsam Bar
Yonathan Bashayev Yonathan Bashayev
Idit Ben abu Idit Ben abu
Baruch Bernshtain Baruch Bernshtain
Sarit Dalon Sarit Dalon
Pini Gorlik Pini Gorlik
Yeduha Grovals Yeduha Grovals
Aviad Hasdiel Aviad Hasdiel
Shmuel Levin Shmuel Levin
Orian Orian
Michal Rubin Michal Rubin


Abraham Eidelmann, an old ultra-orthodox rabbi, has a young wife, Esther, and a young son, Menahem. He spends all his time praying, studying the Torah and preparing his sermons. Abraham has not much time to devote to Esther, who craves affection, nor to Menahem, who is awakening to life. But today Menahem is happy. His father has accepted to go to the Dead Sea for their holidays. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Sophie Dulac [France]





Release Date:

16 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dead Sea, Israel See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$24,096, 18 May 2008

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The Seen Gives Rise to The New Unseen
26 October 2017 | by EduCubeSee all my reviews

In the alternative ending, Menachem was rescued by two friends: a Christian and a Muslim boy who have been ordered to save the new world in the age of Aquarius via the friendship cube code, and to merge consciousness into a singularity. Abraham grows in knowledge by meeting the three as a team and then dies in his sleep as his soul overcomes his life breath.

It's bigger than nature as we know it, it is more significant than entropy as we see it, it is the active principle, and yet it emerges from both the beginning and end of time. If you believe the soul is eternal and renewed beyond death, morality can be hardened variously. Death gives rise to new life. It is both tragedy and hope, and it is both the seen and the unseen.

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