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A cannily droll mix of social commentary and modern fairy tale, Israeli filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's debut feature follows the adventures of James, a devout Christian making a pilgrimage from his African village to the Holy Land. He becomes part of the migrant labor workforce in Tel Aviv and pursues his religious quest--until he gets a little taste of fortune by turning the tables on his employers. With a moving and charismatic performance by South African actor Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe, JAMES' JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM is an astute exploration of the economic, moral and spiritual hypocrisies of Western society filtered through an evocative portrait of modern Israel's cultural and generational divisions.
DVD Special Features
- U.S. theatrical trailer
- Original music video for "Jerusalem" performed by Marry Kusi and Kate Asner
- Optional English subtitles
- Statement by director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
I've seen this movie years ago twice and decided to buy a copy for my movie library. This is an enjoyable and sometimes funny (if you have a sense of humor) movie. Read morePublished 21 months ago by nsoroma
This was excellent!!
It's a great story that in an almost allegorical way shows us how easy it is to lose our way in this world... Read more
There are many of us who believe we are put on this earth to learn and to progress - this is a story of a young pastor sent on a pilgrimage who encounters some unexpected twists in... Read morePublished on September 21, 2011 by Jenn
i really enjoyed this movie. it is allegorical and deals with the problems in serving both god and money. it is brilliant and beautiful and well made and well thought-out. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by MDcares
The Israelis portrayed in the film are all crass, greedy, selfish, dishonest, exploitative, overweight slobs. Read morePublished on December 24, 2005 by Edward Offstein
I found this to be an excellent movie depicting how things really are for a section of the Israeli population. Read morePublished on September 28, 2005 by Carol A. Glazer