PG | | Comedy, Drama
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
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We can learn from this that hospitality is more important than the Sabbath?
Eliezer Shkolnik: This is a very nice idea. Very nice. But wrong.
Josh: My father says that this is what Lévinas says.
Eliezer Shkolnik: Yes. One cannot draw evidence from fools.
At around 38:00, when Uriel enters the room that the committee is meeting in for the first time, he can open and close the door easily. But when he returns with a chair a few seconds later, suddenly there's not enough space to close it, despite his chair not being in the way.
The credits for the major cast and crew members all have the initial letters of their names in bold, echoing the plot device that causes the confusion between the father and son.
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