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O Jerusalem

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
This earnest adaptation of a novel by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre tells the story of two New Yorkers, one a Jew and the other an Arab, who end up fighting on opposite sides in the conflict that followed the 1947 partition of Palestine. Its heart firmly in the right place, O Jerusalem proves an uneasy mix of history and fiction, with major characters rubbing elbows with the likes of David Ben-Gurion (Ian Holm!) and King Abdullah. Indeed, the movie’s failure to reduce the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into simplistic personal drama may be its most authentic aspect.
Written by Joshua Land

Cast and crew

  • Director:Elie Chouraqui
  • Screenwriter:Elie Chouraqui, Didier Le Pêcheur
  • Cast:
    • JJ Field
    • Saïd Taghmaoui
    • Maria Papas
    • Patrick Bruel
    • Ian Holm
    • Tovah Feldshuh
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