Footnote


Footnote
Israel's official submission to the 2012 Oscars, this multi-award-winnning film is the tale of a great rivalry between a father and son. They are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. His son is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. Then one day, the tables turn. When dad learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honour for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son, meanwhile, is thrilled to see his father's achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his father's.

103 minutes.
No persons under 10.
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
Just another Bad Hair Day.
Just another Bad Hair Day.

Credits

Cast
Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack, Micah Lewensohn, Nevo Kimchi
Director
Joseph Cedar
ScreenplayJoseph Cedar
MusicAmit Poznansky
CinematographyYaron Scharf
EditingEinat Glaser-Zarhin
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byMovie Plus, United King Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconAn intruguing father-son rivalry.
15
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconUnusual drama of Talmudic scholars.
10
Box Office
David Ehrlich quote iconJoseph Cedar's Footnote is a wry, wise little film that revels in the cataclysmic import of a life's most ostensibly trivial details.
18
Metacritic.com
27 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
81 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
Movie Review Intelligence
35 critics
17

What the People say

Internet
2100 Netizens quote iconAn onion of irony
14

Average .. 77%

15

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