Little Jerusalem (La Petite Jérusalem) DVD
Little Jerusalem (La Petite Jérusalem) DVD - 2005 French film directed by Karin Albou. A beautiful Jewish young woman still living with her orthodox family in a Parisian suburb, falls in love with a Muslim co-worker. The Tunisian-French Laura is a young woman that lives with her Orthodox Jewish family in the Jewish community in the suburbs of Paris. Her mother is a widow that left Tunisia; her sister Mathilde is having troubles in her marriage because she repressed her sexual desire based on her misunderstandings of the principles of her religion. Laura is an open minded student of philosophy and works cleaning a school in the nightshift. While Laura feels a strong passion and desire for her Muslin Algerian colleague, her sister finds that her husband had an affair with a woman and looks for an advisor that helps her to interpret the true meaning of love and the duties of a married woman. Stars Fanny Valette, Elsa Zylberstein, Hédi Tillette de Clermont-Tonnerre and Bruno Todeschini. Unrated (rated PG in Canada), 94 minutes. In French and Hebrew with optional English subtitles.