American best friends Rachel Klein and Sarah Pullman travel to Tel Aviv to have fun. On the flight, they meet Kevin Reed, who invites them to Jerusalem. They accept and check into a hostel owned by Omar. Sarah and Rachel date Kevin and Omar respectively, and they go to a nightclub together. When they return to the hostel, they find that Jerusalem is under siege, a curfew has been imposed, and no one can leave, as they're under attack by demons.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Yom Kippur war started on October 6th, 1973. It is still an open wound in collective Israeli memory, This fact adds a certain dramatic effect to the war against the demons depicted in the climax of the movie, which also takes place during Yom Kippur. See more »
The documentary in the beginning of the movie was allegedly filmed during Yom Kippur (day of atonement), the holiest day of the Jewish year. During this day every shop is closed, there are no radio and TV broadcast, it is a day dedicated exclusively to prayer and fasting. Under normal circumstances, no religious Jew would interview for a filming crew (the Italian priest). Then again, these are not normal circumstances. See more »
[ Ending Credit Song ]
Written by Balkan Beat Box
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Jeruzalem (2015) started off decently, and i will echo some of the other reviewers in saying that the footage of the city itself is beautiful (i really want to go to Jerusalem now!), but apart from the obviously pretty scenery, there isn't very much going on. the back-story is hinted at, the character development is sub-par (leaving the viewer unaffected by their happy/ sad fates), and the creatures/ demons look way more promising in the trailer than in the movie itself.
All in all, the investment this movie demands is nominal, leaving me very 'meh' at the end. oh, the only response that sticks is annoyance at the main protagonist's stupidity (constant sobbing/ screaming type). Also, how long does it take someone to figure where to aim?!
major disappointment. :/
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