Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuhot). DVD. Available in PAL (Europe) system ONLY

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 Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuhot). DVD. Available in PAL (Europe) system ONLY
 Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuhot). DVD. Available in PAL (Europe) system ONLY

Available in PAL (Europe) system ONLY

(A multisystem DVD has the ability to play dvd movies of different video standards including PAL.  Also most computer DVDs can play PAL system DVDs.)

Not suitable for children


Israel (2009)

Length: 92 Min.

Genre: Drama

Director: Haim Tabakman

Starring: Ran Danker, Zohar Shtrauss, Tinkerbell, Avi Grainik, Tzahi Grad

Language: Hebrew

Subtitles: English, Hebrew


Homosexuality in the Orthodox community is the subject of a very dark and disturbing Israeli film, Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuhot) which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Aaron Fleishman (Zohar Shtrauss) is a father of 4 who takes over the family kosher butcher shop following the death of his father. Aarons observant world is turned upside down with the arrival of a young Yeshiva student Ezri (Ran Danker). When Aaron and Ezri begin spending time together, Aaron is quickly ostracized within the Orthodox community. Confronted by Rabbi Vaisben (Tzahi Grad), Aaron declares he was dead before meeting Ezri. We see how quickly social control turns violent and ugly in the Orthodox community when Ezri is forced to leave. Eyes Wide Open is set during a dark and wet winter in Jerusalem. Rain and the darkness of night are used as metaphors for the ritual of cleansing and the omnipresent pressure to conform in the Orthodox community. It has a strong cast and delivers a powerful message in a country divided by debates about the growing influence of the Orthodox Jewish community.

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