Golem: The Spirit of Exile [DVD] [1992]

In modern-day Paris, a cabalist known as the Maharal has created a golem, an artificial being constructed of earth and clay, infused with spirit through the recitation of a special formula. The legendary being he brings to life is known in this instance as "The Spirit of Exile," and the magician's goal in creating her was to create a protector for Jews in need of one. In this movie, the golem is motivated to assist numerous people whose lives are marked by tragedy. In the main story, she must try to help Shemesh, a woman whose many troubles cause her to resemble the Biblical character of Job. She has been evicted from her home after her husband and sons die, and she and her daughter-in-law must find some means for surviving their difficult situation.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Optional subtitles
  • Full chapterization
  • Video interviews

Synopsis

Golem, The Spirit of the Exile
In modern-day Paris, a cabalist known as the Maharal has created a golem, an artificial being constructed of earth and clay, infused with spirit through the recitation of a special formula. The legendary being he brings to life is known in this instance as "The Spirit of Exile," and the magician's goal in creating her was to create a protector for Jews in need of one. In this movie, the golem is motivated to assist numerous people whose lives are marked by tragedy. In the main story, she must try to help Shemesh, a woman whose many troubles cause her to resemble the Biblical character of Job. She has been evicted from her home after her husband and sons die, and she and her daughter-in-law must find some means for surviving their difficult situation. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Hanna Schygulla
    Hanna Schygulla
  • Vittorio Mezzogiorno
    Vittorio Mezzogiorno
  • Samuel Fuller
    Samuel Fuller
  • Mireille Perrier
    Mireille Perrier
  • Fabienne Babe
    Fabienne Babe
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