JERUSALEM(S), Borderline Syndrome

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Year
1994
Country
  • Israel
Duration
65min
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This iconoclastic film, midway between fiction and documentary, explores the "over-sacred" side of Jerusalem. A political gamble for its inhabitants, a myth for its visitors, Jerusalem remains a universal object of desire that borders on fetishism. The film takes its inspiration from the Jerusalem Syndrome, a psychiatric syndrome, officially recognised in the 19th century, and from which the pilgrims and tourists that visited the Holy City suffered. A camera visits Jerusalem looking for a new approach to show the city. In parallel a young boy wanders the streets and discovers one night a prostitute with golden breasts. The boy, as does the camera, becomes a victim of a violently feminine Jerusalem.

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  • Original title
    JERUSALEM(S), Borderline Syndrome
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Eyal SIVAN
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Nurith AVIV
  • Editing
    Sylvie PONTOIZEAU
  • Sound
    Rémy ATTAL
  • Duration
    65 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1994
  • Country
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Colour

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