Walk on Water Reviews
[font=Century Gothic]"Walk on Water" is well-meaning to a fault in calling for peace but it is very, very obvious and predictable.(For example, the classic antiwar song "For What It's Worth" is played three times on the soundtrack.) The film gives a very simplistic treatment to complex themes of history and politics. The characters are thinly drawn, especially Eyal. And the coda is especially hard to believe. [/font]
His inquiries show that Axel's Nazi grandfather is still alive (a conversation between Axel and Pia Eyal recorded, where Axel gets to know this fact for the first time), and Eyal travels to Berlin to learn more. He learns that the man (who is now very old and sick) will be attending Axel's father's birthday. As Axel's friend, he is invited, and after the party has ended he goes to his room to kill him. But he's an old man, vulnerable, and after all he's done in his career, Eyal can't do it. Finally, it is Axels who turns off the oxygen machine...
A great story about a friendship and contradicting feelings (for Eyal) about homosexuality, the Holocaust (are descendants also responsible?), death (should he continue working in the Mossad, after his bloody career has taken away his wife and maybe even his emotions?)