House of Life

House of Life

Director: Allan Miller

Cast: Allan Miller, Claire Bloom

     
 
Claire Bloom narrates this documentary about The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, the burial site that some claim houses up to 100,000 members of Prague's historic Jewish community. When the Germans occupied Prague in World War II, the cemetery was the only place that Jewish children were permitted to play. Later, when the communists took power, the same place was a

Overview

Claire Bloom narrates this documentary about The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, the burial site that some claim houses up to 100,000 members of Prague's historic Jewish community. When the Germans occupied Prague in World War II, the cemetery was the only place that Jewish children were permitted to play. Later, when the communists took power, the same place was a popular rendezvous for lovers. Christened the "Westminster Abby of the Jewish people" The Old Jewish Cemetery is crowded with 12 layers of graves, and has been sited as the source of many legends, including that of Rabbi Loew's golem, which was constructed from clay to protect the Jewish people. Millions of people visit the cemetery every year, a fact that has no doubt fueled its reputation as a place steeped in mysticism, tradition, and philosophy.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/24/2009
UPC:
0720229913676
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
0:54:00

Special Features

Photo gallery; Filmmaker biographies

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- House of Life: The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague
1. An Archive [1:53]
2. Buried in Layers [8:36]
3. Time and Time Again [6:29]
4. Saved by Miracles [8:12]
5. Graven Images [5:45]
6. Our Job Here [7:15]
7. A Mile Away [5:13]
8. So Many Names [6:40]
9. Bundle of Life [2:03]
10. Credits [1:32]

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