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Berlin Jerusalem

Directed by: Amos Gitai
89 Minutes, 1989

Two women, the German Else Lasker-Schüler and the Russian Mania Shohat, are each travelling to Jerusalem, a mythical but also very real city that they must confront. Based on the biographies of these two women, one of the first Russian Zionists and a German Expressionist poetess, the film moves back and forth between the dim cafés of Berlin in the 1930s and the hills of Jerusalem. Berlin Jerusalem is the history of crushed utopias.


Director: Amos Gitai

Producer: Ilan Moscovitch

Producer: Amos Gitai

Producer: Marek Rozenbaum

Writer: Amos Gitai

Writer: Gudi Lawaetz

Cinematographer: Henri Alekan

Cinematographer: Nurith Aviv

Music: Antoine Bonfanti

Music: Marcus Stockhausen

Editor: Luc Barnier