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O Jerusalem (2006)

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A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.

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A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.

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The historic struggle for Jerusalem and the birth of Israel.

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Rated R for some war scenes | See all certifications »
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18 October 2006 (France)  »

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Beyond Friendship  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,165 (USA) (19 October 2007)

Gross:

$233,520 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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A news bulletin heard on a radio reports that the ship Exodus full of Jewish immigrants bound for Palestine is threatening to blow itself up in port in Cyprus. The real Aliyah Bet ship "Exodus 1947" sailed from Marseilles and was impounded in Haifa. The story told on the radio is actually from the 1958 Leon Uris novel "Exodus". See more »

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Referenced in Flight of the Red Balloon (2007) See more »

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Bluer Than Blue
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One hard subject, one beautiful movie.
2 November 2006 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I thought I am not a good candidate to write a review about the movie (Being a Jew who was born in Israel) - Until I saw the other review here and I was shocked and sadden.

There are many "views" of what really happened in 1948. Each side holds its own view to events, as Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon" wisely tells us about the subjectivity of truth and the uncertainty of factual accuracy.

The independence war is part of Israel's collective memory as it is to the Arab side. Of course anything that I will write will be influenced with that filtration - as well as the previous reviewer and possibly the reviewers to follow. We all "own" our subjective truth.

So Instead of replying to the previous reviewer with "my facts" to the events that took place in 1948 in order to contradict his claims, I will halt here and urge you to not to give up upon your believes but to hold them back and see the movie. You will not regret it.

Yes, I know the movie will not be enjoyable to or appreciated by everyone. If you are an Arab or Jew extremist you will probably leave the cinema in the middle of the movie - If you wish to see a one-sided, "the truth is here" movie I suggest you see a Michael Moore movie.

But if you wish to see a movie with a brilliant script that tries to touch the human triumph and tragedies of the 1948 war with a superb cast that will make you shed a tear – this movie for you.


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