Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

A film by Haim Tabakman

2009 Israel - Drama


Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father of four children. One day, he meets Ezri, a twenty-two-years-old handsome student, and soon falls in love with him. He then starts to neglect his family and community life, swept away by his love and lust for Ezri. But guilt, torment and pressure from the community will catch up, and lead him to take a strong decision...

  • cast

    • Zohar Strauss (Aaron)
    • Ran Danker (Ezri)
    • Ravit Rozen (Rivka)
  • crew

    • Producer
    • Rafael Katz (Pimpa Productions)
    • Screenplay
    • Merav Doster
    • Cinematography
    • Axel Schneppat
    • Editing
    • Dov Shtoyer
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 90'
    • Ratio
    • 1.78

awards & nominations

  • Cannes 2009 - Official Selection - Un Certain Regard
  • Toronto 2009 - Contemporary World Cinema


screenings in festivals & markets