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James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
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James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Original name: Massa'ot James Be'eretz Hakodesh
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: humorous, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, clever, biting, suspense, contemplative
Plot: wisdom of life, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, change of luck, misfit, racism, satire, social differences, society, immigrants, boss and employee, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, elderly, friends, disorder, innocence lost, journey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel

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Audience: girls' night
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Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Duration: 106 min.
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
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