Protocols of Zion (2005)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  23 November 2005 (France)
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A documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in the USA after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.


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Credited cast:
Himself (archive footage)
Shmuley Boteach ...
Himself - Radion Host, Talk America (as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach)
Michael L. Brown ...
Himself - Author, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus
James Carroll ...
Himself - Author, Constantine's Sword
Abraham Cooper ...
Himself - Simon Wiesenthal Center (as Rabbi Abraham Cooper)
Father Coughlin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Eric Daniels ...
Himself - Prisoner
Scott DeCarlo ...
Himself - East Rutherford, NJ Police Department
Mehdi Eliefifi ...
Himself - Interfaith Activist
Abraham Foxman ...
Himself - Anti-Defamation League
Hutton Gibson ...
Himself - Mel Gibson's Father (voice)
Himself (archive footage)
Hadassah Gross ...
Herself (as Rebbetzin Hadassah Gross)
Himself - President, National Association of Evangelicals (as Pastor Ted Haggard)


After the infamous 9/11 attacks of 2001, there came a virulent resurgence of antisemitism reemerging in America convinced that the Jews were responsible for the terrorism. Feeding this is the repeatedly debunked book libel, Protocols of the Elders of Zion and its disguised adaptations. Director Marc Levin goes on a journey to interview the promoters of this kind of hate in all its forms. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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Some lies never die.



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Rated R for language, some disturbing content and brief nudity | See all certifications »


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23 November 2005 (France)  »

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$21,733 (USA) (21 October 2005)


$177,861 (USA) (17 February 2006)

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One of the subjects from Trembling Before G-d (2001), another American documentary concerning contemporary Jewish issues, can be seen briefly in the anti-war protest. See more »


When Marc Levin is walking up a gravel road with a white supremacist leader, the shots from behind show them passing several parked cars as they are engaged in conversation. Shots of them from the front, however, do not include these cars. In addition, the shots from behind show the two persons approaching the same cars several times. See more »


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Interesting Topic, Interesting Film
3 October 2005 | by (Brooklyn) – See all my reviews

This film does a pretty good job dealing with the age old conspiracy theory of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion". The film does a good job of showing how, once again, in times of trouble the Jews are blamed as the masterminds of some evil plot to control the world. "The Protocols" were originally used by the Czars of Russia to incite violence against Jews, then of course Hitler used them, and today once again they are being used by Terrorists to spread lies against the Jews. A very heavy moment in the film is when the white power skinhead shows the empty shelf where he can not keep the protocols in stock because they are selling so fast. My favorite part of the film, however, was the music . . . original soundtrack by John Zorn in the vein of "Massada" and special appearance by Chasidic Rapper Matisyahu!

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