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Wonderful World (2009)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2009 (USA)
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Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.


(as Josh Goldin)


(as Josh Goldin)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Singer
Christy Reese ...
Zacharias Foppe ...
Leon (as Zacharias E. Foppe)
John Hambrick ...


Ben is a failed children's folk singer and less-than-extraordinary weekend dad. Deeply cynical, Ben's sole pleasure in life is derived from chess games with his Senegalese roommate Ibou. When Ibou is suddenly struck ill and an insensitive municipal employee exacerbates the emergency situation, Ben's pessimistic world view seems unequivocally confirmed. But when Ibou's sister Khadi takes his place in their apartment, what starts as an awkward living arrangement becomes something more, and Ben finds that cynicism may be all a matter of perspective. Written by Anonymous

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Happiness is a state of mind See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csodálatos világ  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,582 (USA) (8 January 2010)


$8,622 (USA) (15 January 2010)

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1.85 : 1
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Joshua Goldin's directorial debut. See more »


When Ben folds Ibou's hands after finding him on his bed, you can see Ibou's left hand twitch slightly before Ben touches it. See more »


Ben Singer: [Courtroom presentation] I know I'm just a joke to you, and you only decided to hear my case because you're amused. Some crackpot acting as his own attorney accusing the city of depraved indifference. Do you know what the most crowded room is in the Getty Museum? It's the room with Van Gogh's Irises. Why? Because someone bought the painting for 54 million dollars. There's a reverential silence in the Iris room; Mr. and Mrs. Museum Goer might as well be looking at a framed pile of cash. ...
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Very sweet and inspiring film.
15 May 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I found this film to very well written and directed. The story is about the life we all lead and all its obstacles, which are superbly edited to show them to us, but not too grimly.

It pats you on the back relatively quickly with elements that seem extraordinary but really are natural phenomenons and not to be taken seriously. It generously shows how seeing the world in such a way can impact harshly on you, but how you still learn from the experience.

It grasps upon the warmth and clarity that can be gained from truly compatible relationships when looking at the world through these eyes, in this way, it presents a seek and you shall find attitude.

The ending is... well when you find the end, there will be the beginning. One of my favorite films.

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