Focus on the history of Israel with La Belle de Jérusalem

The Beauty of Jerusalem

The series is based on the novel of the same name, written by Sarit Yishai-Levi. The literary work is a bestseller in its country and its adaptation was only a matter of time. That said, the adaptation is very successful and has been acclaimed since its release.

So it makes sense that Netflix went all out to get the broadcast rights. The entry to the catalog was made on May 20.

The story takes place around 1950. It is therefore a period drama that is part of the creation of the state of Israel. The Middle East was undergoing a profound geographical revolution at the time. The Ottoman Empire was no longer in power. The British obtained a mandate over these territories. Then came the war of independence of Israel, which we can still see the deep divisions it caused. And it is in this period that we discover the Ermosa family, Sephardic Jews.

The series contains 10 episodes, which are so gripping that they are quickly followed. This is also the reason why The Beauty of Jerusalem won 4 awards during the Israeli television ceremony.

To conclude, the series will know a second season. Its production will start in the next few weeks, but we will have to wait a while before seeing it on the screens...

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