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Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open
  • 2009
  • Israel/Germany/France
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Haim Tabakman
  • Written by: Merav Doster
  • Cast: Ran Danker, Zohar Strauss, Tinkerbell
  • Language: Hebrew

Tabakman's feature debut is a gay melodrama set in the ultra orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem, chronicling a passionate affair between introverted Aaron (Strauss) and his rootless employee Ezri (Danker). Ultimately too clichéd a tale of doomed love and unbending doctrine to be either compelling or memorable.

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Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuhot)

12 May 20102 stars

(12A) 96min You can just imagine the pitching session for this one: ‘Alright already guys – this one’s special. It’s Brokeback Mountain in a bekishe with extra curly payots on the side.’ Every revolution starts with a single step and Eyes Wide Open…

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