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israel jewry israeli–palestinian conflict epic 1940s


Release Date: March 27, 1960

Year    :   1960
Slogan    :   «The drama and the passion of one of the epic events of the twentieth century !»
Genres    :   History, War, Action
Production Companies    :   United Artists, Carlyle Productions
Director    :   Otto Preminger
Producers    :   Otto Preminger, Noreen Hipwell
Writers    :   Dalton Trumbo, Leon Uris
RunTime    :   208 mins.
Budget    :   4000000
Revenue    :   21750000

Based on Leon Uris' novel, this historical epic provides a dramatic backstory to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, in the aftermath of World War II. Ari Ben Canaan, a passionate member of the Jewish paramilitary group Haganah, attempts to transport 600 Jewish refugees on a dangerous voyage from Cyprus to Palestine on a ship named the Exodus. He faces obstruction from British forces, who will not grant the ship passage to its destination.

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