A Place In Heaven
Director & Screenwriter: Yossi Madmoni
Producer: David Mandil, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Executive producer: Michal Graidi, Lee Shira
Cinematographer: Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov
Editor: Arik Lahav-Leibovich
Festivals / Awards:
Film Festival Toronto
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
A young officer returns to his base after a daring mission. The cook’s assistant, a religious Holocaust survivor, is envious of him. He believes that there is a place in heaven reserved for the brave officer who endangers his life for the sake of his Jewish brethren. The officer, in the spirit of the Zionist ethos, is secular and a non-believer. At the moment, he is so hungry that, for a plate of shaksuka, he is prepared to sign a contract transferring his secured place in heaven to the cook.
Forty years later ,in the present time of the film, the tables have turned – the officer, now a retired bitter general, is on his death bed in the. His son who to his father’s horror has found religion, is in a race against time - If he'll find that cook’s assistant who forty years earlier bought his father's place in heaven he will nullify the contract and not only save his father's soul, but also himself.