ISRAEL / SWEDEN – 2004 – 103 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, HEBREW, ITALIAN, TURKISH & ARABIC
A FILM BY KHYENTSE NORBU
NON-THEATRICAL: AVAILABLE FOR TV, VOD & FILM FESTIVALS ONLY
A hit man for Mossad is given the mission to track down the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex Nazi officer, who might be still alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister. He wants to convince her to come back to Germany for their Fathers birthday party. The two men set out on an extended tour of the country during which, Axel’s frank and open attitude challenges Eyal’s rigid, clichéd values. Their friendship grows until he learns of Axel’s homosexuality. With this final straw he leaves. To finish his mission Eyal has to go to Germany. He meets Axel once more and succeeds in being invited to the family party where secrets will be revealed.