Once Upon a Time...The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Il était une fois: Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob
|Running Time||52 MIN|
Middle East Relations Politics,
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A compelling look at the history behind the ground-breaking French comedy. Released in 1973, fifteen days after the start of the Yom Kippur War, The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob starred Louis de Funès as a bigoted French businessman who is forced to pose as an Orthodox rabbi when he reluctantly helps an Arab revolutionist. Through rare behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, this revealing documentary examines the eventful production led by director and writer Gerard Oury. It also explores the events in the ever-changing Middle East conflict that influenced both the film and its immense box-office success.