A place in Heaven

A place in Heaven

DVD - 2015 | Hebrew
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An ancient ruling in Jewish law that says a person can buy another person's spot in Heaven comes to life in this powerful tale of war, peace and a son's devotion to his father. An Israeli captain, who earns a place in Paradise but doesn't believe in it, sells his spot to a religious cook in exchange for a delicious meal. Years later, as the captain lies dying, his son goes on an epic quest to buy back his father's spot in paradise.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Sisu Home Entertainment, [2015]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Performers: Alon Aboutboul, Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Sasha Agronov.
Language Note: Hebrew dialogue; English subtitles
ISBN: 9781560867678
UPC: 737138138816
Call Number: DVD FOREIGN P

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Penny_Rose
Apr 18, 2018

Confusing at times, though the story has potential. Lots of conflicts with culture, religion, abuse... Gaps in the story could have led to better development (how Bambi was raised and its influence; how he left army to fulfil 'bride price', grief ... ). I am a Hebrew speaker so translation wasn't an issue. No idea how it was nominated for any awards and understand why it didn't win anything.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jan 21, 2018

This film from Israel is bit too heavy on the religious undertone for my taste. As well, the story, which spans decades, appears fragmented and lacks continuity. The protagonist, an accomplished army captain, is not exactly a likable person. He cut off his dead enemies' genitals as trophies and is obsessed with having a son with his wife (the two girls he had won't do). This resulted in the child-birth death of her. Not a great story for a film script if you ask me.

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wiredonjava
Nov 01, 2016

A rich tale. Thoroughly engrossing.

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