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Joseph Cedar, Israel

Joseph Cedar, Israel

In Israeli director Joseph Cedar's film, Footnote, a father and son are pitted against each other as competitive Talmudic Studies professors. Cedar's fourth feature, it received both popular and critical praise and has been described as satire, comedy and even tragedy, defying a single form, and exhibiting Cedar's versatility. The film was nominated for an Oscar in 2012.

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