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Monday Movies: Du sollst nicht lieben (Eyes Wide Open)

Original Hebrew version with German subtitles

Homosexuality in a strictly religious environment is the theme of Israeli director Haim Tabakman’s award-winning feature film debut Du sollst nicht lieben (Engl. title Eyes Wide Open). With great sensitivity and almost in documentary form, he tells the story of the butcher Aaron Fleischmann, who lives as a respected member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem. When Aaron, husband and father of four children falls in love with 19-year-old student Ezri, he initially sees his feelings as a religious trial. Eventually, however, the men give in to their passion – and pressure from the community on Aaron grows….

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Film trailer (Hebrew with English subtitles)

Original Title Einayim Pkuchot (Eyes Wide Open)
Genre feature film
Director Haim Tabakman
Language Hebrew with German subtitles
Place of publication/year Israel/France/Germany 2009
Duration 91 minutes

Film poster of Du sollst nicht lieben (Eyes Wide Open); Edition Salzgeber

Where, when, what?

  • When Monday, 26 November 2018, 7 pm
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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