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Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There everybody treats him kindly, and a thief specializing in stealing money from cash machines takes him into his home and treats him like a son, waitress Selma finds him a job as a Chaplin imitator, "prophet" Khalil Gibran gives him wise advice.Written by
Jacob leaves the Holy Land to find a better life in Canada
I cannot understand why anyone should describe this as a terrible film. If it were terrible I would not have been able to watch it as many times as I have. Technically it may have its faults, but overall it has a certain charm and some of the performances are a joy to behold.
It is true that much of the film is baffling. It is true that much of it doesn't make a lot of sense, but in the real world things don't all add up nicely, and many things are never explained (or capable of explanation).
I particularly liked Selma, the thief and Jacob, and was fascinated by the final scene with the violinist. No I don't understand the film, but I must say I enjoy it enormously.
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