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WALK ON WATER
aka TU MARCHERAS SUR L'EAU
USA: Samuel Goldwyn Films / Roadside Attractions
UK: Redbus Film Distribution
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer, Hanns Zischler, Carola Regnier, Imke Barnstedt, Ernest Lenart, Eyal Rozales, Sivan Sasson, Natali Shilman, Yousef 'Joe' Sweid, Itimar Ziv
Director: Eytan Fox
Language: English / German / Hebrew (partial English subtitles)
USA: 104 mins
UK: 103 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, moderate sex references and violence
USA Release Date: 4 March 2005 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 1 July 2005
Two years after YOSSI AND JAGGER, US-born Israeli director Eytan Fox returns with WALK ON WATER, a non-traditional attempt to understand the role the past still plays in the lives of young Israelis and Germans.
Eyal (Lior Ashkenazi), a professional hit man for the Mossad, the Israeli Secret Service, is sent to track down ex-Nazi officer Alfred Himmelman, rumoured to still be alive. After spying on Himmelman's granddaughter Pia (Caroline Peters), now living out in Israel, Eyal poses as a personal tour guide and befriends her visiting brother Axel (Knut Berger). But Eyal's macho conservatism is eventually challenged by Axel's frankness, and the news that he is openly gay, causing an uneasy tension to arise between the two young men. Soon after Axel's return to Germany, the Mossad suspects that Himmelman could come out of hiding for Axel's father's upcoming birthday party. Eyal is sent to Germany, where he must get closer to Axel in order to discover the truth about the notorious family, but in doing so he will also have to come to terms with certain truths about himself...
A contemporary journey from Jersusalem to Berlin, WALK ON WATER boasts an international cast that includes Israel's top film star Lior Ashkenazi (LATE MARRIAGE), German actors Carola Regnier and Hanns Zischler, Israeli Gidon Shemer and Palestinian Yousef (Joe) Sweid. Israeli pop star Ivri Lider contributed to the vibrant soundtrack that also includes songs by Esther Ofarim, Bruce Springsteen, Telepopmusic.