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The historic struggle for Jerusalem and the birth of Israel.
A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created. | Full synopsis »
O Jerusalem
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 24 October 2007)

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  (in credits order)

JJ Feild ... Bobby Goldman

Saïd Taghmaoui ... Saïd Chahine
Maria Papas ... Hadassah

Patrick Bruel ... David Levin

Ian Holm ... Ben Gurion

Tovah Feldshuh ... Golda Meir

Mel Raido ... Jacob

Cécile Cassel ... Jane
Mhairi Morrison ... Cathy (as Mhairi Steenbock)

Tom Conti ... Sir Cunningham
Shirel ... Yaël

Peter Polycarpou ... Abdel Khader

Daniel Lundh ... Roni

Anatol Yusef ... Major Tell

Jamie Harding ... Amin Chahine

Laura Weissbecker ... Agnieska
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Atiko ... Jamil Mordam

Daniel Ben Zenou ... Daoud

Élie Chouraqui ... Isaac Roth
Kristian Hillman ... Party Guest
John Howarth ... Husseini

Dominic Jephcott ... Major Stevens
Daniel Kischinovsky ... Sergei

Ryan Kruger ... Jewish extremist
Derek Lawson ... Mechanic
Liron Levo ... Yoel

Matthew Marsh ... Sir Gordon
Gordon Patrick ... Harry (as Gordon Newell)

Christopher Simon ... Malmond Pasha
Jonathan Uziel ... Post Manager

René Zagger ... Golan

Heidi McQueen-Prentice ... Supporting artist (uncredited)

Directed by
Élie Chouraqui 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Élie Chouraqui 
Didier Le Pêcheur 

Produced by
Andy Birmingham .... line producer
Élie Chouraqui .... producer
Diane Cornell .... financial line producer
Mark Damon .... producer
Caroline Dhainaut .... associate producer
André Djaoui .... producer
Jean Frydman .... producer
Jeff Geoffray .... producer
Yoram Globus .... associate producer
Andreas Grosch .... producer
Alice Guien .... associate producer
Patrick Irwin .... associate producer
Walter Josten .... executive producer
Nagib Kerbouche .... producer
Jeffrey Konvitz .... executive producer
David Korda .... executive producer
Jean-Charles Levy .... producer
Nicolas Manuel .... associate producer
Colin McKeown .... co-producer
Despina Mouzaki .... co-producer: Greece
Anouk Nora .... associate producer
Haris Padouvas .... co-producer: Greece
Laure-Anne Rossignol .... associate producer
Dionyssis Samiotis .... co-producer: Greece (as Dionysis Samiotis)
Andreas Schmid .... executive producer
Marcus Schöfer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stephen Endelman 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci 
Production Design by
Sue Booth 
Art Direction by
Simeon Halligan 
Costume Design by
Mimi Lempicka (original costumes)
Makeup Department
Jana Carboni .... makeup artist
Federico Carretti .... assistant makeup artist
Barbara Taylor .... makeup designer
Production Management
Danny Ben Menahem .... unit manager
Thanasis Chondronasios .... assistant unit manager
Kerstin Dyroff .... production manager: VIP Medienfonds
George Stephan Filias .... assistant unit manager (as George Filias)
Yannis Karachalios .... assistant production manager: Greece
Julie Lau .... production manager
Michael Murray .... unit production manager
Vasso Patrouba .... production manager: Greece
Thodoris Pavaras .... assistant unit manager
Vlassis Stathoulias .... unit manager
Gerry Toomey .... production supervisor
Maria Walker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrice Benchaouche .... second assistant director
Emmanuela Fragiadaki .... second assistant director
Julie Heskin .... third assistant director
Mark Layton .... second assistant director
Michael Viger .... first assistant director
Michael Viger .... second unit director
Art Department
Michalis Astipalitis .... production buyer
Sue Booth .... production designer: UK
Giancarlo Di Fusco .... painter
Prokopis Diakoumis .... set dresser
Monica Grassi .... art department assistant
Rebecca Key .... trovarobe: United Kingdom
Katarina Mazic .... art department assistant
Tony Rycyk .... supervising stand-by propman
Sound Department
Sam Auguste .... dialogue editor
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Irving .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Kenna .... consultant: dolby film sound
Mark Lafbery .... foley mixer
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer
Guillaume Sciama .... sound mixer
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre Tucat .... boom operator
Poppy Watson .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Pascal Fauvelle .... special effects technician
Max Garnier .... special effects technician
Michalis Samiotis .... special effects technician
Charles-Axel Vollard .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Ageorges .... digital artist
Stephane Bidault .... visual effects supervisor
Pierre Blain .... lead compositor
Christophe Chanvin .... artistic director
Nicolas Delbecq .... digital artist
Stéphane Keller .... matte painter
Jean-Antoine Lacolle .... digital artist
Johann Quéré .... CG supervisor
Johann Quéré .... digital effects artist
Adrien Servadio .... digital artist
Charles-Axel Vollard .... visual effects coordinator
Rick English .... stunt performer
Peter Pedrero .... stunt performer
Jaroslav Peterka .... stunt coordinator
Rudolf Vrba .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Matteo Carlesimo .... Steadicam operator
Lelio Copponi .... camera loader
Claudio Del Gobbo .... dolly grip
Massimiliano Dessena .... best boy grip
Stefano Di Pasquali .... grip
Hatzis Drakonas .... assistant electrician
Doriano Forti .... rigging grip
Marco Graziaplena .... second assistant camera
Vaggelis Kalavritinos .... electrician
Massimiliano Kuveiller .... assistant camera
Raffaele Massa .... focus puller
Christopher McDonough .... key grip (2006)
Tommaso Mele .... key grip
Giorgio Pezzotti .... grip
Luca Sardini .... electrician
Marco Sticchi .... gaffer
Agostino Vertucci .... additional second assistant camera
Agostino Vertucci .... video assist operator
Francesco Zaccaria .... best boy electric
Agamemnonas Zacos .... grip
Casting Department
Anna Achiola .... extras casting assistant
Kostas Agiannitis .... extras casting assistant
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Rutie Blum .... additional casting: Israel
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Maria Gizeli .... extras casting assistant
Levana Hakim .... additional casting: Israel
Katerina Kouliousi .... extras casting assistant
Maria Laina .... casting coordinator
Maria Laina .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natasa Bezdolnaea .... wardrobe assistant
Vincent Dumas .... costume supervisor
Daniela Forster-Grube .... wardrobe assistant
Mélanie Gautier .... costume supervisor
Adélaïde Gosselin .... assistant costume designer
Laetitia Harvey .... costume supervisor
Miriam Kaibano .... wardrobe assistant
Maria Karabelia .... wardrobe assistant
Dikaia Katsibri .... wardrobe assistant
Frédéric Llinares .... wardrobe supervisor (as Frédéric Linares)
Heidi McQueen-Prentice .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Matthew Benns .... digital intermediate data manager
Paul Ensby .... digital colourist
Dan Farrell .... assistant editor (as Daniel Farrell)
Dianne Gordon .... digital intermediate data manager
Franck Nakache .... assistant editor
Dominic Thomson .... digital editor
Jay Warren .... digital intermediate project manager
Sharon Wong .... assistant editor
Music Department
George Acogny .... executive music producer
Christopher Benstead .... additional music editor
Philip Bodger .... score mixer
Gary Chester .... score recording engineer
Andrew Glen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Efi Filippou .... transportation assistant
Takis Papanikolaou .... assistant picture vehicle coordinator
Christos Roussis .... vintage picture vehicle owner
Meir Sigura .... picture vehicles coordinator
Sotiris Sotirakis .... assistant picture vehicle coordinator
Other crew
Fotini Avloniti .... assistant accountant
Errikos Bari .... location assistant
Andrea Bosello .... assistant to producer
Eleni Boumi .... rushes courier
Josef Brandmaier .... bank services
Klodiana Camati .... floor runner
Elena Casimati .... hotel & travel coordinator
Rachel Desmarest .... personal dialect coach: Patrick Bruel (as Rachel Berger)
Elizabeth Dorsett .... production assistant: UK (as Elizabeth Hagan)
Yvonne Eastmond .... production accountant
Sofia Exarchou .... assistant script supervisor
Mark Garside .... production assistant: UK
Mark Gill .... production runner
Robyn Glaser .... production coordinator
Christos Godas .... extras coordinator
Florian Harms .... legal counsel: VIP
Tom Harnick .... location manager
Una Hill .... production coordinator
Aspasia Karaoglani .... production assistant
Rocco Kieritsi .... art department translator
Myrto Konitsioti .... assistant accountant
Despina Konstantinidou .... assistant accountant
Elena Konstantinidou .... armorer
Sue Mahoney .... script supervisor
Massimo Monachini .... financial consultant
Debbie Moseley .... assistant accountant
Marianthi Nikolakaki .... greek production accountant
Vicky Nikoletou .... assistant camp manager
Berit Norrenberg .... legal counsel: VIP (as Berit Wetzel)
Stergios Pardalos .... production runner
Sofia Pateli .... assistant accountant
Olivier Piasentin .... production assistant
Kostas Savidakis .... assistant camp manager
Diane Slattery .... unit publicist
Tom Truscott .... title designer
Manolis Tsalikis .... unit runner
Victoria Vellopoulou .... location manager
Beverly Winston .... script supervisor
Roberto Almagià .... special thanks

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Rated R for some war scenes
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:R

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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem let my right hand forget..., 30 May 2011
Author: nzallblacks_12 from United States

That, oh so poignant verse from Psalm 137 altogether sums my impressions of the film. By all means, I am kind with my assessment. This should have been a great film, provided, the Hollywood script writers followed the book's theme. Alas, they did not; what else is new under the sun!

Despite its potential, the film did not explore or enunciate enough two of its main themes: the futility of war and more important, man's continued penchant to inflict inhumanity on fellow man. Oh yes, Bobby Golden Boy Goldman, one of the film's major players does indeed state either or both of those strong tenets even boldly. However, he does so en passant. Moreover, his excellent points are nonetheless made moot as the director cuts to the chase and the next bloodied then quickly sanitized atrocious conflict scene time and again. And there were so many of these telegraphed, goofy scenes. So many in fact,that soon I lost count.

Not long after, quite frankly I lost any or all lingering interest to stick it out until the curtain fell. Thank God for that tender mercy. This low budget, grade 'B' production could not end soon enough.

Before I exit, I must say that the film's depiction of the British protector-ship of the former Palestine was well, pathetic. Yes, we got it; the Thin Red Line had already gone bald and lost all of its former glory by that point. However, to paint them redder, er, yellow and to make them appear more inept even treacherous to the Hebrew cause, is well taking many creative, film making liberties.

Sure, the Brits neglected their peace keeping role while there. Even General Barker voiced his 'haaarrumph' stilted opinion and attested to that very fact while protesting to the then backpedaling, fleeing British High Commissioner. Still, he did so in a not so poignant manner nor propitious moment. No matter. The film had already gone so far south that it was difficult for me to discern which way lay O Jerusalem let alone the true path to peace.

I believe, the director and producer, though in an odd way tried to make their best case (whatever that was, we will never know). To wit, they could have done better with the film's plot if they had invested more time in exploring that noble road map to peace theme. No doubt, that lofty goal was well within their grasp and cinematic scope. However, all too predictably they instead chose to either neglect it, cut it first pass, or simply cast it aside altogether, just the same.

Like the British, Hollywood just could not help themselves nor the script. At every turn the actors fumbled the football, or bungled the entire dialog until finally, together, the flimsy cast and entire film crew botched what should have been an otherwise beautiful, possibly even most edifying film.

Forget about it!


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