Walk on Water Reviews
An interesting story with much more dramatic potential than the filmmakers allowed. The ending was too hokey and disappointing as well as predictable.
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?)
and it suddenly hit me - doesn't lior ashkenazi look like steve carrell?! they're both hairy too!
Eyal: [sarcastically] Bravo. You did it.
Axel Himmelman: You don't understand. You can't just come to the Sea of Galilee and start walking on water. If you could, everybody would be doing it. You need to prepare yourself.
Eyal: And how would you do that? Please enlighten me.
Axel Himmelman: Well, you need to completely purify yourself. Your heart needs to be like it's clean from the inside: no negativity, no bad thoughts.
Eyal: And then?
Axel Himmelman: And then you can walk on water. I'm sure of it.