Footnote

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: March 23, 2012 (limited)
DVD: July 24, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.10
based on 20 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Shlomo Bar-Aba

Synopsis

Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi) and his father Eliezer (Shlomo Bar Aba) are both professors in Talmudic Studies at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. But while Uriel is often recognized for his broader approach to teaching, Eliezer's only real recognition is a footnote hidden somewhere within the pages of an old obscure tome.

Eliezer one day learns that he's been chosen as the recipient of a prestigious Israel prize and Uriel finds himself in a dark struggle. Will he stand by his father's success or sabotage him for his own advancement?

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Director: Joseph Cedar
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): David Mandil, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery, Joseph Cedar
Screenplay: Joseph Cedar
Official Site: footnotemovie.com

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  • 1 star "lame"
  • 1 star "it leaves a bad taste"
  • 4 stars "not only do we have a moral dilemma faced by the son(and the prize committee)but we are given insights into the petty jealousies that arise in the ivory tower of academe."