The unlikely blending of Israeli filmmakers and West German locations proved a financial bust in this more than $6 million picture that failed to get any notice from critics or audiences. Excecutive producer Harry N. Blum (OBSESSION, SKATEBOARD, AT THE EARTH'S CORE) said: "Had it come
after YENTL, it might have had a different reaction." Perhaps. The fact that Singer won the Nobel Prize for literature as the picture was being made didn't help a bit. There were many subtle nuances in the book that were glossed over by Golan in favor of more commercial factors; the writers did
not know how to take an essentially spiritual and intellectual novel and turn it into a fil...