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He'arat Shulayim (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,007,451Details
International Box Office $71,109
Worldwide Box Office $2,078,560
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  7. Trailer


Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. His son, Uriel, 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 Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son Uriel, 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 fatherís. Will he sabotage his father's glory?


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
90% - Certified Fresh
72% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 9th, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as Footnote
Video Release: July 24th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Hearat Shulayim
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, language and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2192, 10/5/2011)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Academics, Religious
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: United King Films, Movie Plus, Israel Film Fund, Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, Avi Chai


   Eliezer Shkolnik
Lior Ashkenazi    Uriel Shkolnik
Alisa Rosen    Yehundit Shkulnik
Alma Zak    Dikla Shkolnik
Micah Lewesohn    Yehuda Grossman
Yuval Scharf    Noa

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Joseph Cedar
Cinematographer    Yaron Scharf
Editor    Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Sound Designer    Alex Claude
Composer    Amit Poznansky
1st Assistant Director    Shir Shoshani
Casting    Hila Yuval
Costume Designer    Laura Sheim
Make-Up    Ronit Dugo Arviv
Production Designer    Arad Sawat
Line Producer    Tamir Kfir
Executive Producer    Michal Graidy
Producer    David Mandil
Producer    Moshe Edery
Producer    Leon Edery

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 24th, 2012

July 23rd, 2012

I'm getting tired of saying this, but it is a slow week on the home market. There is one prime release, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season One on Blu-ray, which is currently leading this week's new releases, according to The second best selling new release is Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series 5 on DVD. It's a good show, but it is a British Import and these rarely make an impact on the chart. Third best selling new release? Game of Thrones. This is the third or fourth time the first season of this TV show has been "released" on the home market. I don't know why they are doing this, but it is getting annoying. There are not a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week either. Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation are the two leading contenders. While ST:TNG became an amazing series, it started out weak, so Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the better choice, but both are easily worth picking up. More...

Per Theater Chart: The Here and Now

April 18th, 2012

No film topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. The film that came closest was Here with $7,927 in its lone theater. This does suggest some potential to expand, but it is quite low for the number one film. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Footnote Dreaming of Success on the Per Theater Chart

March 13th, 2012

Footnote led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,764 in two theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was right behind with an average of $21,018, also in two theaters. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was playing in a lot more theaters, but it managed an average of $12,550 in 18 theaters. Even more impressively, it saw growth from Friday to Sunday of 85%, which is amazing for a new release. This bodes very well for its long term potential. Finally, the overall box office leader, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $10,370. More...

Weekend Estimates: Carter Disaster Gives Weekend to Lorax

March 11th, 2012

Although John Carter's opening won't be as bad as the direst predictions, an anemic $30.6 million debut will condemn the film to the record books for all the wrong reasons and (in spite of good international numbers) almost certainly cause a write-down for Disney. Or more immediate embarrassment, the film will fail to win the weekend, coming in second to The Lorax, which is set to post $39.1 million in its second weekend, according to Universal's estimate. That combination of two $30 million plus films will give 2012 another weekend win over last year. More...

Friends with Limited Releases

March 9th, 2012

There are plenty of limited releases on this week's list, including a couple that earned some strong pre-release buzz. One of these, Friends with Kids is opening in close to 400 theaters, which is a huge amount for a limited release. It will certainly be the biggest limited release at the box office, but I'm not sure how well it will do on the per theater chart. There are a few films earning amazing reviews, including Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Footnote, and Sound of Noise. I'm not sure any have what it takes to expand significantly, but hopefully at least one of them will find a receptive audience in limited release. More...

Awards Season: Early Nods Speak Volumes

November 30th, 2011

As it does every year, Independent Spirit Award nominations kick off the unofficial start of Awards Season. This year there were two films that topped the list of nominations: The Artist and Take Shelter. Both of those films earned five nominations, but they weren't the only films to be singled out. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 53 $47,528   2 $23,764   $47,528 3
2012/03/16 47 $67,087 +41% 6 $11,181   $138,824 10
2012/03/23 31 $155,601 +132% 23 $6,765   $319,686 17
2012/03/30 22 $240,182 +54% 60 $4,003   $605,506 24
2012/04/06 26 $136,895 -43% 65 $2,106   $817,736 31
2012/04/13 27 $195,124 +43% 84 $2,323   $1,099,525 38
2012/04/20 24 $187,326 -4% 93 $2,014   $1,353,047 45
2012/04/27 28 $147,089 -21% 101 $1,456   $1,548,255 52
2012/05/04 31 $87,416 -41% 78 $1,121   $1,687,280 59
2012/05/11 38 $65,080 -26% 91 $715   $1,788,199 66
2012/05/18 43 $31,840 -51% 52 $612   $1,851,573 73
2012/06/01 59 $15,304   23 $665   $1,915,563 87
2012/06/08 53 $22,240 +45% 25 $890   $1,944,875 94
2012/06/15 59 $15,366 -31% 21 $732   $1,971,111 101
2012/06/22 56 $14,246 -7% 22 $648   $1,993,443 108
2012/06/29 71 $3,081 -78% 5 $616   $2,004,736 115
2012/07/06 90 $581 -81% 3 $194   $2,007,451 122

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