Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Director Haim Tabakman

Writer Merav Doster (screenplay)

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 2009

Actors Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad

IMDB : 7.3 (5,064 votes)


Description A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community.


  • Necros Ny 2010-08-29 23:23:15
    @iiyz Are you a gay Israeli?
  • iirosaen 2010-08-28 22:16:50
    @necrosny Generally Israel is a very secular and liberal country and there are many gay themed Israeli films and tv shows. Many clips of them are on youtube. The only difference in this one is that it is based on an othrodox jewish community instead of that typical Tel Aviv party scene so it has more meaning. Also what needs to be noted is that it's the secular Israelis who made this film not the ultra orthodox jews, so it's like from a different planet comparing to the film makers own culture
  • Blaine Andrews 2010-08-26 18:04:03
    I love the scenes where the characters, along with their intense attraction(tiva?) are still ritually dovening and reciting Tehilim, expressing their love and revererence for G-D. I've never found the two to be mutually axclusive! Thank you!
  • Hasanova Khoury 2010-08-21 13:21:34
    gosh that's a diversity double-whammy Jewish and gay.. awesome!!
  • LittleAriel 2010-08-06 19:42:05
    @necrosny shows about your knowledge of "Jews"...
  • peccadillopictures 2010-07-09 12:37:41
    @necrosny That's why it's such an important film. It's very beautiful.
  • Marta Lesiak 2010-06-30 18:59:35
  • Marta Lesiak 2010-06-30 18:59:28
  • Necros Ny 2010-06-21 02:50:02
    OK, what the fuck. I really wouldn't expect Jews to release a movie about homosexuality within their culture. Very surprising.
  • Picklehorse 2010-06-20 13:18:50
    Could anyone tell me the music used in this trailer?
  • moomoomccoy 2010-06-17 06:30:41
    This movie was so good. Thank you for the creation of it.
  • BoboLink 2010-06-14 15:08:06
    Absolutely Beautiful ! I've watched Zohar Strauss in "Lebanon" ( Where I am from) as well. He Amazed Me! I would like to send him a congratulations email. Is it Possible?
  • BoboLink 2010-06-14 07:54:08
    I have watched "Eyes Wide Open" & "Lebanon" (Where I'm from) in past 2weeks in London. I must say that Israeli amazes me with it's Productions. How Can I get Zohar Strauss email so I congratulate him? Bravo !
  • BoboLink 2010-06-14 07:51:47
    I have watched "Eyes Wide Open" & "Lebanon" (Where I'm from) in past 2weeks in London. I must say that Israeli amazes me with it's Productions. How Can I get Zohar Strauss email so I congratulate him? Bravo !
  • skewlboypin 2010-05-31 17:55:10
    When does it come out on DVD?
  • Saskia 2010-05-20 19:02:17
    I saw this film yesterday evening in Exeter. Can I just say wow. Its incredible. If you havent watched it and are thinking about it I would REALLY encourage you to. Literally one of the best films I've seened in a long time. Its very convincing, beautifully filmed and amazingly acted. 5*s deffinatley. Be prepared to cry though!!
  • Uwe B 2010-05-20 16:56:25
    I so much want to see this Movie. Must be awesome.
  • Quantum Mechanik 2010-05-19 16:01:21
    I'm so happy there's going to be a major film release that explores orthodox Jewish sexuality, but I couldn't stop thinking of the fake trailer for "Satans Alley". I don't know what a parody before an event is called--pre-parody, possibly.
  • Dariusz Chrzanowski 2010-05-17 21:47:56
    A truly amazing film. Thank you to the director and the cast for delivering such difficult story.
  • psammiad 2010-05-16 02:45:06
    Wow, I bet there are static shocks when those beards rub together!

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