Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Movie You Aught to See: Walk on Water

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

Walk on Water
Directed by Eytan Fox
Released March 4, 2005

Pay no attention to the silly voice-over heard in the trailer above. This is a sleek, serious thriller that follows a Mossad agent posing as a tour guide in Israel to get close to the grandchildren of a wanted Nazi war criminal. This insightful and intimate film from director Eytan Fox, who would later make "The Bubble," has a marvelous story that’s both meaningful and exciting and poses some serious questions. Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi crafts a fantastic portrait of the Mossad agent forced to question what he knows about people when he befriends his marks. This is a great, subtle thriller with just the right amount of imagination.

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