O Jerusalem (film)

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O Jerusalem
O jerusalem poster.jpg
Directed by Elie Chouraqui
Produced by Jeffrey Konvitz
Written by Elie Chouraqui
Didier Le Pechuer
Starring JJ Feild
Saïd Taghmaoui
Maria Papas
Patrick Bruel
Ian Holm
Tovah Feldshuh
Mel Raido
Cécile Cassel
Mhairi Steenbock
Tom Conti
Peter Polycarpou
Natalie Latham
Release date
  • 18 October 2006 (2006-10-18)
Country France
United Kingdom
Language English

O Jerusalem is a 2006 drama film directed by Elie Chouraqui. It is based on the historical documentary novel of the same name, written by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins.

The working title for release in the US is Beyond Friendship. It was produced for US distribution by Jeffrey Konvitz.


Two Americans, one Jewish, the other Arab, are friends. As the United Nations votes for the creation of the state of Israel, both are pulled into conflict, their involvement taking them from New York City to Jerusalem, where they risk their lives for what they each believe in. It depicts the Israeli War of Independence and the end of the British mandate of Palestine.


Critical reception[edit]

The film received bad reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 33% of professional critics gave the film a positive review, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 10, and the site consensus being "Though a noble effort, O Jerusalem fails to combine this history lesson and human drama into a coherent cinematic piece."[1]


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