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Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

Summary: Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. Meanwhile his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. Then one day, the tables turn. When Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son, Uriel, is thrilled to see his father's achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his father's. Will he sabotage his father's glory? (Sony Pictures Classics)

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Runtime: 103 min
Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, language and smoking
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Production: United King Films
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Home Release Date: Jul 24, 2012
Director Credit
Joseph Cedar Director
Writer Credit
Joseph Cedar Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Aliza Rosen Yehudit
Lior Ashkenazi Uriel Shkolnik
Shlomo Bar-Aba Eliezer Shkolnik
Cast Credit
Albert Iluz Dvir Oded
Alma Zack Dikla Shkolnik
Idit Teperson Sara Foddor
Itay Polishuk Security Guard
Jackey Levi Talkshow Host
Jonnie Shualy Soundman
Micah Lewensohn Grossman
Natalia Faust Nurs
Neli Tagar Security Guard
Nevo Kimchi Fingeroot
Shmuel Shiloh Herman
Yuval Scharf Noa The Reporter
Producer Credit
David Mandil Producer
Joseph Cedar Producer
Leon Edery Producer
Michal Graidy Executive Producer
Moshe Edery Producer
Tamir Kfir Line Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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