O Jerusalem

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3 out of 5 stars
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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.

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Release details

Rated:
R
Duration:
103 mins

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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