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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 country of Israel is being created.

Director:

Élie Chouraqui

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

The historic struggle for Jerusalem and the birth of Israel.

Genres:

Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some war scenes | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Haut et Court [France]

Country:

France | UK | Italy | Greece | Israel | USA

Language:

English | Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

18 October 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Friendship See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,165, 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$233,520, 2 December 2007
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

In one of the US scenes in the beginning of the film, a 1950's Hudson automobile drives by when this is supposed to be the late 1940's. See more »

Quotes

Golda Meir: Your Majesty, we could never accept it. You know this. Of course we want peace, But we also want a land of our own.
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Connections

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

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Yismehou
Traditional
Arranged by James Compton
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One hard subject, one beautiful movie.
2 November 2006 | by undercover_dancerSee 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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