JERUSALEM SYNDROM

JERUSALEM SYNDROME

By Emmanuel NACCACHE, Stephane BELAISCH

SHEINKIN CORP - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2010


    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Emmanuel NACCACHE, Stephane BELAISCH
    • Writer(s)
    • Emmanuel NACCACHE, Stephane BELAISCH
    • Producer(s)
    • Avi BOHBOT (CHAOS FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Max Leibovitch is a high ranking official from the French ministry of Finance. Having just arrived in Israel for a very important meeting, he gets sick with the Jerusalem Syndrome and strongly believes that he is the prophet Jonas, and thus, like the Jonas from the bible, he tries to escape of his holly mission. At the same time in Tel Aviv, Avi, a young Israeli freshly returned from India, is in love with Ivana, a Russian prostitute working in Igor’s whorehouse in the suburbs of the city. Learning that she has been sold to another pimp, he decides to free her at any cost. For this purpose, he steals a collective cab, but only too late does he realize that the vehicle is not empty, and he ends up bringing along in his crazy project a colorful troupe of characters: Hadassah, a sexy soldier, shelly, a new age waitress on her way to a love and meditation festival in the desert, Ilan, a religious student from a French yeshiva on a special mission for his “rebbe” and of course the French Jonas. With the furious Georgian pimp on their trail the passengers connect and bond in an exciting journey. Chased by the mafia, by the police and by the French consul in Israel, their adventure will take them from the Holy City to Tel Aviv, to the sea-shore and finally to the middle of the desert where the adventure will climax in a love and meditation festival.
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