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EYES WIDE OPEN (EINAYM PKUHOT)

Movie Picture

Un Certain Regard - 1er film
Directed by :
Haim TABAKMAN 
Country:
ISRAEL, GERMANY, FRANCE
Year:
2009
Duration:
91.00 minutes

Synopsis

Eyes Wide Open is a gay love story in the heart of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem.

Aaron (38), a respectable butcher in Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox community, is married to Rivka (28) and a dedicated father to four children.

After his father's death, Aaron is looking for assistance in his business when a handsome and homeless Yeshiva (religious school) student, Ezri (19), comes upon the butcher shop by chance. Aaron decides to be Ezri's patron: he hires him, teaches him the craft of slaughtering, and houses Ezri in the shop's back room. Aaron invites Ezri to meals in his home and introduces him to the community. When they go together to a remote "Mikve" (a sacred ritual bath), an intimate moment occurs between them.
From this moment onwards, Aaron knows no peace.
Haim TABAKMAN

Contacts and useful links

Production

PIMPA PRODUCTIONS - Allenby St. 14, 3rd floor 63301 Tel Aviv ISRAEL - T: 00972-775 510 212 - F: 00972-774100212

French press

RENDEZ-VOUS - T: +33 (0)1 42 66 36 35 - viviana.andriani@wanadoo.fr - www.filmsdistribution.com

International press

RENDEZ-VOUS - T: +33 (0)1 42 66 36 35 - viviana.andriani@wanadoo.fr - www.filmsdistribution.com

Foreign sales

FILMS DISTRIBUTION - François Yon - du Louvre - T : +33 (0)1 53 10 33 99 - F : +33 (0)1 53 10 33 98 - www.filmsdistribution.com