The Holy Land


1h 36m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A coming-of-age saga set against the tense backdrop of Arab-Israeli politics. Mendy is a young Rabbinical student whose mind is too full of curiosity about the world that exists outside the restrictions of Orthodox Judaism. Recognizing his distraction, Mendy's teacher suggests that he visit a prosti

Film Details

Also Known As
Holy Land, Holyland, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
CAVU Pictures; Virgil Films & Entertainment
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

A coming-of-age saga set against the tense backdrop of Arab-Israeli politics. Mendy is a young Rabbinical student whose mind is too full of curiosity about the world that exists outside the restrictions of Orthodox Judaism. Recognizing his distraction, Mendy's teacher suggests that he visit a prostitute to "get it out of his system." But on a fateful night, when he meets Sacha, a captivating Russian expatriate, who works in a Tel Aviv bordello, his appetite for outside experience only grows stronger.

Film Details

Also Known As
Holy Land, Holyland, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
CAVU Pictures; Virgil Films & Entertainment
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 2002 Slamdance Film Festival.

Released in United States April 2001

Released in United States August 1, 2003

Released in United States January 2002

Released in United States on Video September 7, 2004

Released in United States Summer July 11, 2003

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival April 20-28, 2001.

Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 11-19, 2002.

Feature directorial debut for Eitan Gorlin.

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 11-19, 2002.)

Released in United States April 2001 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival April 20-28, 2001.)

Released in United States Summer July 11, 2003

Released in United States August 1, 2003 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video September 7, 2004