7 Minutes in Heaven
(Sheva dakot began eden)
by Omri Givon
Script: Omri Givon
Cinematographer: Nitay Netzer
Editing: Rotem Shamir
Art Director: Li Levi
Sound: Chen Harpaz
Music: Adrien Blaise
Cast: Reymonde Amsellem, Eldad Prives, Nadav Nates, R. Yudkevitch, Sharon Zuckerman
Production: Marek Rosenbaum, Elie Meirovitz, Itai Tamir, Michael Rozenbaum, Ferenc Pusztai
81 Bd de Clichy
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35 mm, Colour, 94 min,
OV Hebrew with French Subtitles
Awarded at Haifa & Warsaw Film Festivals
"It is said that if souls are not ready, they are given 7 minutes to decide to come back to life."
At the time of the second intifada, during one wave of the most dreadful terrorist attacks, young Israeli woman Galia is wounded in a bus attack in Jerusalem. Her companion Oren is killed. She feels guilty about Oren’s death and about their relationship before the dramatic event took place. One day, she decides to look for the man who saved her life.
"7 minutes In Paradise is an inner journey, a journey in the depth of a soul floating between life and death.” Omri Givon
“How can anyone get over such horrible ordeal? You will never be the same anymore, and yet you will have to find new ways to continue living. The Galia before the attack cannot be compared with the woman now trying to rebuild herself...” Reymonde Amsellen
The intolerable Israeli-Palestinian conflict is here seen from the Israeli side.