Amos Gitai fuses the Book of Ruth and other Biblical tales of exile with the Jewish legend of the Golem, into a Biblical parable for the modern world. Elimelech, Naomi, and their sons move to a new city. Elimelech dies, and the sons are murdered. Naomi, stranded, forges an enduring friendship with Ruth, one of her sons´ widows. Together they cautiously face the future. This lavish film features many great and legendary figures, including Bernardo Bertolucci, B-Movie legend Sam Fuller, Fassbinder regular Hanna Schygulla, and many others. Set in a gorgeously photographed Paris, packed with talent, heady with ambition, and infinitely mesmerizing, Golem: The Spirit of Exile is a major achievement. In French and other languages, with English subtitles.