Walk On Water Review

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After his wife's death, Mossad agent Eyal is given an 'easy' surveillance job, posing as the tour guide of a Nazi war criminal's grandchildren. His grief and developing relationship with them will have repercussions on what his job forces him to do.


After the suicide of his wife, conservative Mossad agent Eyal (Ashkenazi) is put on “light duties” — confirming the existence of a Nazi in hiding who may be about to surface. The way in is the grandchildren, and posing as a tour guide for grandson Axel (Berger) as he visits granddaughter Pia (Peters), Eyal gradually warms to the new generation of Germans — even when he belatedly realises that Axel is openly gay.

The uniformly excellent performances feel real and familiar, while the handheld camerawork only occasionally becomes intrusive. There’s also a slightly clunky fight sequence, but it’s brief and easily forgiven. The potentially cliché-ridden themes of revenge and redemption feel justified, and whether you find the coda appropriately optimistic or just plain convenient will be a matter of taste...

Despite the possibly over-optimistic ending, this is moving, interesting and compelling viewing with superb performances.