Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There ... See full summary »
Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There everybody treats him kindly, and a thief specializing in stealing money from cash machines takes him into his home and treats him like a son, waitress Selma finds him a job as a Chaplin imitator, "prophet" Khalil Gibran gives him wise advice. Written by
this movie could be one of the best movies ever made
this movie could be one of the best movies ever made, for it's atmosphere so ironic and dramatic, wrapped in soft melancholy so to let you feel everything that's Canadian in Leonard Cohen's songs. if anyone doesn't understand that, they should probably not watch the movie. this is not a movie for stupid people to brag afterward that they have seen "the worst movie ever"... the movie is tagged as a "comedy". well then, this is the comedy to watch, for it doesn't get more comical then life not for an instant. it just acutes the senses and wakes the spirit by wrapping the action into a
kind of slow, drifting carelessness. Canada, "the promised land", is where everything is new, but easy to accept, if not to understand. this is what makes it like heaven for before death. the entire movie gives the feeling that life is being allowably watched taking its course, but the soft ironic-sadness feeling does not disappear. maybe because the only one watching that the human spirit reaches heaven is the spirit itself and that infinity only allows a heaven before we die.
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