Jerusalem Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Jerusalem the Movie

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Charismatic fundamentalist preacher Hellgum (Taube) travels to a small turn-of-the-century Swedish village preaching the end of the world and encouraging the people in his belief that all Christians should move to the Holy Land in order to build the new Jerusalem. He manages to convince the wealthy Karin (August) and to tempt young Gertrud (Bonnevie), whose fiance Ingmar (Friberg) is away trying to earn money so they can get married. Based on the novel by Selma Lagerlof who was inspired by Swedes who made a move to Palestine in 1900. Swedish with subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 166 minutes.
Originally from Swedish.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, Religion
Bille August
Maria Bonnevie, Ulf Friberg, Lena Endre, Pernilla August, Olympia Dukakis, Max von Sydow, Sven-Bertil Taube
Jorgen Persson
Bille August
Stefan Nilsson
Ingrid Dahlberg, First Look Pictures

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