30.09. - 09.10.2021

Eyes Wide Open Israel, Germany, France 2009 | 91 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Haim Tabakman

Haim Tabakman, born in 1973, director, scriptwriter, editor.“Eyes Wide Open” is his debut film.

rated for 0 + years
Aaron is a butcher in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox quarter of Mea Schearim and has four children. He employs the young student Ezri to help out at his shop and finds himself sexually attracted to him. Not only is his marriage put to the test, but he is hurled headlong into a deep crisis. Deeply religious, he is torn between his love of God, his family and his repressed longing. In the orthodox world, homosexuality practically doesn’t exist, and soon the radical “modesty guards” are on his case…


Original title: Einaym Pkuhot
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Hebrew
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Haim Tabakman
Screenplay: Merav Doster
Cast: Zohar Strauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad
Producer: Rafael Katz, Michael Eckelt
Director of Photography: Axel Schneppat
Music: Nathaniel Mechaly
Production Design: Avi Fahima
Editor: Dov Steuer
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
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Production: Riva Filmproduktion


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