Heaven Before I Die


1h 38m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Told in first person, the story revolves around Jacob, a handsome young man born in Jerusalem with one defect--his feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He immigrates to Toronto where he meets with kindness. However, due to the first-person narrative, these kind acts are often l

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1997
Location
Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Told in first person, the story revolves around Jacob, a handsome young man born in Jerusalem with one defect--his feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He immigrates to Toronto where he meets with kindness. However, due to the first-person narrative, these kind acts are often laced with irony. He falls for Selma who gets him a job as a Chaplin immitator and meets a small-time, cash machine thief who treats him like a son. He also attends a secret society meeting for people dress as inspiring historical figures and receives advice from Khalil Gibran.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1997
Location
Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 1997

Released in United States on Video December 9, 1997

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.

Screen debut for Andy Velasquez.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Released in United States May 1997 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.)

Released in United States on Video December 9, 1997