A Place in Heaven

Poster for A Place in Heaven Although it may seem strange, the Halacha (Jewish religious law) recognizes the trade or transfer of a person’s place in heaven. What happens when this idea leaves the ancient books and becomes part of real life? A young officer, in the early days of the State of Israel, returns from a successful operation. He is very hungry. The assistant army cook offers him a ridiculous deal. The cook will make the officer’s favorite spicy omelet in exchange for the officer’s place in heaven. Forty years later, the officer is now a retired general, lonely and bitter, lying on his death bed. His son, who has become newly religious, decides to search for the assistant cook who, forty years earlier, bought his father’s place in heaven and to convince the cook to cancel the contract. If he succeeds he will save his father from hell and perhaps find serenity for himself. This is a Jewish tale using a little known Halachtic element and at the same time an intriguing observation on the relationship between a father and his son.

Original title:
Makom be-gan eden
117 minutes
Yossi Madmoni

Shown at

  1. 11th Israeli Film Festival (Canadian Film Institute) - 2014
  2. 18th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  4. 25th Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  6. Beth Jacob Israeli Film Festival - 2015
  7. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  8. DPJCC's 15th Annual Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  9. Festival Internacional de Cine Judío Caracas - 2015
  10. Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  11. Israel Film Festival Los Angeles - 2014
  12. Israel Film Festival New York - 2014
  13. JPL Israeli Film Festival (Montreal) - 2015
  14. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  15. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  16. Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  17. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2015

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