Little Jerusalem

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Release Date: January 27, 2006 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: July 4, 2006

1h 36m | Drama

Laura, an 18-year-old philosophy student, wants to get out from under the strict rules of her Orthodox Jewish family. Born and raised in Little Jerusalem, a Jewish district in Paris, she stubbornly rejects a handsome Jewish medical student from of a good family when her mother introduces her to him, for fear of ending up like her older sister Mathilde.

Mathilde, married with four children, is a devout Jewish wife who in the name of her faith and her social role, denies her sexuality and represses her feelings. Laura, who works nights as a cleaner, finds herself attracted to a Muslim Arab colleague, while Mathilde discovers her husband’s infidelity. His indiscretion hits her like a thunder bolt and leads her to seek, like her sister, a means of freeing herself.
Director: Karin Albou
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Isabelle Pragier, Laurent Lavolé
Cast: Fanny Valette, Elsa Zylberstein, Bruno Todeschini, Hedi Tillette de Clermont-Tonnerre, Sonia Tahar, Michaël Cohen
Writer(s): Karin Albou
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