Walk on Water

From Oct ’05 Spotlight: Walk on Water, the best-grossing Israeli film in U.S.A. box office history, has just been released on DVD. Lior Ashkenazi stars as a Mossad agent given a sensitive assignment: he is to befriend a German tourist and find out if the man’s grandfather, a notorious Nazi war criminal, is still alive.

In an exclusive interview published in last February’s JUF News, Meyer Gottlieb, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films, said he chose to release Walk on Water in the U.S.A. because it “addresses important and complicated issues with fascinating characters.” Unfortunately, the film falls short in its last moments, providing superficial resolutions to both Eyal’s personal and political conflicts. Nevertheless, Gottlieb was certainly correct when he stated, “There’s a lot to discuss over coffee afterwards.”

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