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Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

Summary: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation.
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
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