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Is the story of Samantha and Dov Ernst, American Zionists who emigrated to Palestine. Kalkofsky, a German Jew and bookseller, left behind his family in Europe. He accommodates Silvia, a young revolutionary against British rule.

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Amos Gitai

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Amos Gitai, Arthur Miller (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Samantha Morton ... Sam
Thomas Jane ... Dov
Luke Holland Luke Holland ... Kalkovsky
Daphna Kastner Daphna Kastner ... Silvia
Danny Huston ... Kalman
Arthur Miller ... Father
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Is the story of Samantha and Dov Ernst, American Zionists who emigrated to Palestine. Kalkofsky, a German Jew and bookseller, left behind his family in Europe. He accommodates Silvia, a young revolutionary against British rule.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

Italy | Israel | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Edén See more »

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Budget:

FRF 39,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Langsam schleppend wie ein Naturlaut Symphony n°1
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Violin player: Ehab Nimer (as Ihab Nimer)
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Heavily flawed
27 April 2008 | by Ryu_DarkwoodSee all my reviews

I found the slow-paced and intimate scenes one of the better aspects of the movie. It has a feel of sadness to it that these people live their lives ordinarily while Jews around the world are slaughtered by the Nazis's. Yes, the lighting and camera-work is horrible at times, yes, it doesn't really have a point to it, but it does have a certain beauty in its depiction of human intimacy even at times of horrific events. For me the most unforgivable flaw is the way how they neglect to put any emotional tension in the storyline. Things just happen for no other reason than that it was written in the book. Motives are left unclear and the director fails to put any of the events in a clear context. And then there is the horrific dialogue making people talk to each other as if they are reciting a book. It's so stiff and dry to watch.

This could've been a beautiful movie, but it just isn't.


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