Walk On Water (2004)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Israel/Sweden, 2004.  , , , ,  , .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Gal Uchovsky.  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  

After losing his wife to suicide, Israeli intelligence officer Eyal () is taken off his high-profile assignments and instructed to chase the whereabouts of an old Nazi who disappeared in South America after the war. In an effort to find out if the old man has attempted to return to Europe or not, Eyal poses as a travel agent in order to get close to the criminal’s grandchildren when the grandson comes to visit his sister who now lives on a Kibbutz. In the process of getting to know these two people, Eyal is inspired to look at the life of killing he has created for himself and take steps towards recovering his soul. The characters are immensely appealing, the photography is gorgeous and the emotions are tactile; this film works on all levels, politically, dramatically and aesthetically.  Ashkenazi is compelling as Eyal, while is instantly amiable as the granddaughter.

Toronto International Film Festival:  2004

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