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Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

May. 20, 2009Israel90 Min.Not Rated
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8.5 13 votes


A beautifully affecting love story that has rightly earned comparisons to Brokeback Mountain, Haim Tabakman’s potent yet impeccably restrained tale has won awards and accolades at film festivals the world over. Aaron, a pillar in Jerusalem’s Orthodox community is respected by friends and family. However, when he hires handsome runaway student Ezri to assist with his business, sexual tensions bristle and the pair cautiously embark on a love affair. Meanwhile, a neighbouring shopkeeper persists in seeing a man of her own choosing, even though she’s been promised by her father to another. As forbidden truths come to the fore, these lovers are forced to either confront or relent in the face of a centuries-old religious community, with startling results.

Eyes Wide Open
Original title עיניים פקוחות
IMDb Rating 7.3 5,887 votes
TMDb Rating 6.3 40 votes



Zohar Strauss isAaron Fleischman
Aaron Fleischman
Tinkerbell isRivka Fleischman
Rivka Fleischman
Tzahi Grad isRabbi Vaisben
Rabbi Vaisben
Isaac Sharry isMordechai
Avi Grainik isIsrael Fischer
Israel Fischer
Haim Zanati isUltraorthodox
Mati Atlas isEx-Boy Friend
Ex-Boy Friend

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