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Walk on Water

A single-minded Mossad assassin, sent to hunt down an ex-Nazi war criminal, ends up befriending the Nazi's grandson. Posing as a tour guide, our hitman hero cozies up to the vacationing young German in hopes of locating grandpa. The twist--if you can call it that--is that the grandson turns out to be--brace yourself--gay. Apparently, our protagonist is OK with killing people but not with homosexuality. Inevitably, of course, the two become pals, and our protagonist suddenly finds reason to question his mission. Like The Crying Game, this low-key thriller by Yossi & Jagger director Eytan Fox spends most of its time transforming grand political debates into tiny interpersonal dramas. The ultimate message of forgiveness is a bit broadly played, but the film is thought-provoking. In English, Hebrew and German with English subtitles. 104 minutes R.