Berlin-Jerusalem

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Berlin-Jerusalem

Berlin-Jerusalem

Release Date: February 03, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Transfax Film Productions, Agav Films, Channel Four Films, Hubert Bals Fund, Nederlandse Omroepstichting (NOS), CNC, RAI, La Sept Cinéma
Director    :   Amos Gitai
Producers    :   Amos Gitai, Marek Rozenbaum, Laurent Truchot
Writers    :   Amos Gitai, Gudie Lawaetz
RunTime    :   89 mins.

Two interconnected stories in the 1930s, one set in Berlin, the other in Palestine: Mania Vilbouchevich Shohat (1880-1961), called Tania, a Russian Jew and revolutionary, goes from Minsk to Palestine to live on a collective. She promotes feminism and laments a shift in the men from self-defense to aggression. Her friend, Else Lasker-Schuler (1869 - 1945), expressionist poet and German Jew, is in Berlin, writing, caring for her son, watching Hitler's movement take power. She goes to Jerusalem and imagines a park for Arab and Jew. Her poems, voiced from within, capture her experience. The film meditates on the violence at the root of Israel's birth: of the Nazis and of the Zionists.




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