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Eyes Wide Open (2009)

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Director: Haim Tabakman 

Writter: Merav Doster   

Running time: 91 min

Country: Israel |Germany |France

Language: Hebrew |Yiddish
Genre:
Drama  

Subtitle: English
Starring:
Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker and Tinkerbell




Aaron (Shtrauss), a respected butcher and a family man in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, leads a conservative life of community devotion and spiritual dedication. Aaron''s life undergoes a series of emotional changes following the arrival of a young apprentice (Danker) to his shop. Consumed with lust, the handsome "Yeshiva" student irreversibly transforms the intricate beliefs in the once-devoted butcher''s life - leading Aaron to question his relationships with his wife, children, community, and God.


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Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations

Awards of the Israeli Film Academy
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2009 Nominated Award of the Israeli Film Academy Best Costume Design
Best Supporting Actor
Ran Danker
 
Ghent International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2009 Won Grand Prix Best Film
Haim Tabakman
Nominated Grand Prix Best Film
Haim Tabakman
 
Jerusalem Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2009 Won Best Actor Zohar Shtrauss
Nominated Wolgin Award Best Israeli Feature
Renen Schorr
Haim Tabakman
Samuel Maoz
Jorge Gurvich
Keren Yedaya
Also for Jaffa (2009), HaBodedim (2009), Mrs. Moskowitz and the Cats (2009) and Lebanon (2009).
 
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won John Schlesinger Award Haim Tabakman
 
Stockholm Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2009 Nominated Bronze Horse Haim Tabakman
 

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