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Eyes Wide Open

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Eyes Wide Open

Release Date: May 20, 2009

Year    :   2009
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Romance, Drama
Production Companies    :   Israel Fund for Film Production, Pimpa Film Productions, Riva Film, Totally, ARTE, yes, Keshet Broadcasting, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Israel Film Council, ZDF
Director    :   Haim Tabakman
Producers    :   Itai Tamir, Christian Vennefrohne, Michael Eckelt, Isabelle Attali, Rafael Katz, Yael Aviv, David C. Barrot, Christian Chardot, Dirk Decker, Frédèric Gomez, Denis Granger, Hervé Lagaert, Michel Madsac, Gilles Salesse, Eric Salon, Stéphane Tordjemann
Writers    :   Merav Doster
RunTime    :   90 mins.

A beautifully affecting love story that has rightly earned comparisons to Brokeback Mountain, Haim Tabakman's potent yet impeccably restrained tale has won awards and accolades at film festivals the world over. Aaron, a pillar in Jerusalem's Orthodox community is respected by friends and family. However, when he hires handsome runaway student Ezri to assist with his business, sexual tensions bristle and the pair cautiously embark on a love affair. Meanwhile, a neighbouring shopkeeper persists in seeing a man of her own choosing, even though she's been promised by her father to another. As forbidden truths come to the fore, these lovers are forced to either confront or relent in the face of a centuries-old religious community, with startling results.

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