Footnote

PG| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Talmud scholar Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar-Aba) has worked in obscurity at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. In contrast, Eliezer's son, Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi), also an academic, has published many books and received numerous accolades. Eliezer looks down on his son's achievements and pursuit of fame, and so the pair have a rocky relationship. Their rivalry comes to a head when Eliezer receives word that, at long last, he is the recipient of the prestigious Israeli Prize.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Footnote (2012)

Release Date: March 9th, 2012|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • Footnote does function as a character study, an exceptionally rich one. show more

  • Jewish and academically inclined audiences worldwide will respond to numerous aspects of this unusual drama, although it is paradoxically both too broad and too esoteric for the general art house public. show more

  • What Cedar captures here is the way a father and son can be bound so tightly they almost choke the air out of one another. You can't exactly call it affection; it's that far more complicated thing we call kinship. show more

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  • September 01, 2012 zg00000000074322
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    A pretty boring movie overall; although it does explore the human desire for recognition that we all possess. Too bad there is hardly any action though.

  • April 29, 2012 tomeksz
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    For those who are not geaky Isreali intelectuals, this movie is a torture.

  • April 29, 2012 Mac
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    Unsatisfying ending. As if they couldnt think of something more interesting so just gave up on it Can\'t imagine 100% viewer review. Several people leaving with me all sort of shaking their heads. We watched this interesting story for this? Bummer.

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