Returning from service in Afghanistan, Irish immigrant Sean (Colm O'Leary) lands in a small American town where he attempts to start anew. Finding work in a local tyre shop, Sean is befriended by Ike (Will Oldham) who has all the energy and intensity of a man born again. A friendship slowly develops that is inexplicable to Sean but offers an anchor to civilian life.
Director Rick Alverson's sophomore film offers a piercing gaze on the certainty of personal beliefs and male bonds. Drawing on the screen presence of the two stars and a meditative neo-realist style, New Jerusalem
is a beautifully rendered portrait of modern relationships.