SONY PICTURES PRESS RELEASE: Walk On Water

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  1. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Executive Producer

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    "Superbly acted, and blessed with subtle and deep characterizations."
    -- Shlomo Schwartzberg, BOXOFFICE MAGAZINE

    "At once glossily commercial and brimming with intellectual ambition."
    -- Ella Taylor, L.A. WEEKLY

    "Compassionate and marvelously acted."
    -- David Sterritt, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    "The history of this film sparkles with fresh thinking."
    -- Jackie Loohauis, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

    -- Official Selection of the Toronto Film Festival (2004) --

    WINNER OF BEST MUSIC AND SOUND AWARDS AT THE
    2004 ISRAELI FILM ACADEMY

    WALK ON WATER

    * ARRIVES ON DVD AUGUST 30 *

    From producer/director Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger, winner of the 2003 Best Feature Film at the Torino International Gay & Lesbian Festival) comes WALK ON WATER, the critically acclaimed suspenseful drama dealing with the crisis of conscience with the Israeli/Palestinian
    conflict, the holocaust and the relationships between heterosexuals and homosexuals. An Official Selection of the Toronto Film Festival (2004) and Winner for Best Music and Sound at the 2004 Israeli Film Academy, WALK ON WATER is a must-have DVD for every Drama collection. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release WALK ON WATER on DVD and VHS August 30, 2005 for the SLP of $29.95.

    Synopsis
    Eyal (Lior Ashkenazi) is an undercover Israeli intelligence agent assigned to track down and terminate former Nazi war criminal who was never brought to justice, Alfred Himmelman. In order to discover his whereabouts, Eyal must befriend Himmelman's grandchildren, Pia and Axel.

    Pia (Carolina Peters) left Germany several years ago and now lives on an Israeli kibbutz. Her younger brother Axel (Knut Berger) comes to Israel for a visit, and Eyal poses as a tour guide assigned to show him around the country.

    At first unsociable toward the pair, Eyal soon discovers that both Pia and Axel are good people. But when Eyal finds out that Axel is gay he is forced to continue his friendship with him despite his deep-rooted prejudice of homosexuals in order to complete the mission.

    Slowly, almost against his will, he finds his assumptions about people -- be they Germans, gays or Palestinians -- being called into question.

    Cast
    Lior Ashkenazi (Matana Mishamayim)
    Knut Berger (Wir)
    Caroline Peters (Uber Nacht)
    Carola Regnier (Rosenstrasse)

    Rated: R
    Color
    Closed Captioned
    Audio: English, German, Hebrew - 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Subtitles: English
    Running Time: 104 minutes
    DVD SLP: $29.95
     
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    Elizabeth S Producer

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    Thought this was a very fine film, and Lior Ashkenazi (of the terrific "Late Marriage") is an actor to watch. I also enjoyed Eyton Fox's "Yossi & Jagger", though that one was a more intimate, smaller film.

    Look forward to this on DVD.
     

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