O Jerusalem

Movie information

The historic struggle for Jerusalem and the birth of Israel. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for some war scenes.
Released on:
October 17, 2007 (Wed)  (limited)

Samuel Goldwyn

Status: Released

JJ Feild, Said Taghmaoui, Patrick Bruel, Maria Papas, Ian Holm, Tovah Feldshuh

Director: Elie Chouraqui

Screenwriter: Elie Chouraqui, Didier Le Pecheur
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Drama, Historical
About the film:
O Jerusalem meticulously re-creates the historic struggle surrounding the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. At the center of these events are two young, American friends - one Jewish, the other Arab. The film is told from the alternating viewpoints of the Jews, Arabs and Brits, all of whom collide in their fight for the control of Jerusalem while bringing to the forefront themes of courage, terrorism, deprivation, politics and a strong sense of morality. Their involvement takes them from the streets of New York to The Holy Land, where they risk their lives making incredible sacrifices along the way to fight for what they believe in, as the city of their dreams teeters on the brink of destruction. The film, based on historical accounts from the best-selling novel O Jerusalem, written by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, offers a rich background to an explosive conflict that echoes the situation in the Middle East today.
Rated R for some war scenes.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $31,165 (12 theaters) | Domestic Total: $234,480
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