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Little Jerusalem

Little Jerusalem

Little Jerusalem is a 2005 French drama film directed by Karin Albou. Albou's film depicts how the conflict between the rational and the irrational drives the relationships within a Jewish family living in the outskirts of Paris.

Plot

Laura, (Fanny Valette), is a young orthodox Jewish philosophy student who lives with her older sister Mathilde (Elsa Zylberstein), Mathilde's husband Ariel, their four children and her Tunisian mother in an apartment on the outskirts of Paris. Despite her mother's attempts to marry her off Laura is devoted to Kantian reasoning and has decided to live a life based on rules with no room for love. Feeling confined by her brother-in-law Laura dreams of getting an apartment in the centre of Paris.