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Heaven Before I Die (1997)

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 »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Velasquez Andy Velasquez ... Jacob
Giancarlo Giannini ... Thief
Joanna Pacula ... Selma
Geoffrey Lower ... Sterrea
Burt Young ... Pollof
Joseph Bologna ... (as Joe Bologna)
Omar Sharif ... Khalil Gibran
Hannin Eisa Abu-Alhumos Hannin Eisa Abu-Alhumos ... Baby Jacob
Mohammad Eisa Abu-Alhumos Mohammad Eisa Abu-Alhumos ... Baby Jacob
Lutuf Nouasser ... Jacob's Father (as Loutof Noeissr)
Geula Nuni ... Jacob's Mothert (as Geula Ninu)
Ruti Moinster Ruti Moinster ... Nora
Yitzhak Ne'eman Yitzhak Ne'eman ... Wise Man
Stan Wai Stan Wai ... Informant
Alex Brown Alex Brown ... Smuggler
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, and for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Goofs

When Selma shows Jacob a Charlie Chaplin movie, she tells him it was made in 1928. The film they are watching, "The Cure," was made in 1917. See more »

Crazy Credits

Thanks to: JACKIE K. See more »

Connections

References The Tramp (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Me To The End Of Love
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc. and Leonard Cohen Stranger Music Inc.
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Worst movie ever!
6 July 2004 | by mellowsongsSee all my reviews

If there was academy awards for the worst movie ever, this movie would win them all. Worst Picture, Worst Performance, Worst Music.. Although the movie is justly classified as comedy, believe it or not, it's a drama!! and that makes it even more funny. The main character suffers from something I like to call "the Chaplin syndrome". At one point of the movie he says "it's a birth defect". I would classify it as screenplay/directing defect. And it's cureless! Every serious director should consider watching this movie at least once. It will be a rewarding experience. It's full of clichés and bad acting. You will learn a lot from it!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Krok w stronę raju See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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