Festivals & Awards

Cesar Awards - Nominated for the Best Foreign Film
International Film Festivals Berlin 2004, Panorama - Opening Film
Israeli Academy Awards for Original Score and Sound Designer 2004
Toronto Film Festival 2004
Melbourne Film Festival 2004
International Film Festival Moscow 2004
International Film Festival Warsaw 2004
International Film Festival Seville 2004

Walk on Water

Three people - one Israeli and two Germans - find love and salvation in the most unlikely place.

Drama, 104 min.
35 mm
Language: English / Hebrew
Subtitles: English


Eyal - Lior Ashkenazi
Axel Himmelman - Knut Berger
Pia Himmelman - Caroline Peters
Rafik - Yousef 'Joe' Sweid
Axel's Father - Hanns Zischler
Axel's Mother - Carola Regnier
Menachem - Gideon Shemer


Directed by - Eytan Fox
Produced by - Amir Harel & Gal Uchovsky
Co produced by - Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Dodi Zilber, Micky Rabinovitz
Written by - Gal Uchovsky

In participation with Lama Films, the Israel Film Fund, Hot, Medea, Celluloid Dreams

Script Doctor - Stuart Schoffman
Director of Photography - Tobias Hochstein
Editor - Yosef Grunfeld
Original Music - Ivri Lider
Sound Designer - Gil Toren
Art Directors - Avi Fahima -Israel / Christoph Merg- Berlin
Costume Design - Rona Doron -Israel / Peter Pohl - Berlin
Make Up Artist - Galia Azoulay


A hit man for Mossad is given the mission to track down the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister. He wants to convince her to come back to Germany for their Fathers birthday party.

The two men set out on an extended tour of the country during which, Axel's frank and open attitude challenges Eyal's rigid, clichéd values. Their friendship grows until he learns of Axel's homosexuality. With this final straw he leaves.

To finish his mission Eyal has to go to Germany. He meets Axel once more and succeeds in being invited to the family party where secrets will be revealed.