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Seven Minutes in Heaven (2008)

Sheva dakot be gan eden (original title)
One morning Galia and her boyfriend board a local Jerusalem bus. It is packed with passengers, among them a suicide bomber. The bus explodes, leaving Galia with severe burns and memory loss... See full summary »

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Galia (as Reymond Amsalem)
Jil Ben David ...
Yochanan Ben Harosh
Edna Blilious ...
Police Woman
Gilad Cohen ...
Policeman
Gal Friedman ...
Ronen
Benjamin Jagendorf ...
Itzik Berezani
Jonathan Miller ...
Shlomi
Nadav Netz ...
Oren
Ofry Prishkolnik ...
Daniella
Eldad Prives ...
Boaz (as Eldad Fribas)
Rita Shukrun ...
Ariella Ben Harosh
Ronit Yudkevitz ...
Dr. Talia
Sharon Zuckerman ...
Sarit
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One morning Galia and her boyfriend board a local Jerusalem bus. It is packed with passengers, among them a suicide bomber. The bus explodes, leaving Galia with severe burns and memory loss. She has no memory of the day of the terrorist attack and the days leading up to it. A necklace sent to her from an unidentified source sets her off on a journey to find the missing pieces of the puzzle from that horrific day. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Heartland Truly Moving Picture
22 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a judge for the Indianapolis-based Heartland Film Festival. This feature film is a Crystal Heart Award Winner and is eligible to be the Grand Prize Winner in October of 2009. The Heartland Film Festival is a non-profit that honors Truly Moving Pictures. A Truly Moving Picture "…explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life."

Galia is a young woman who was a victim of a terrorist attack on a bus one year ago. Her boyfriend, Oren, was on the bus also and was in a coma and then died. Galia is suffering from painful burns on her back, but even worse, is suffering psychological trauma and guilt and hallucinations. And she doesn't know why she is getting hallucinations.

This is a quiet story of her trying to start up her life again with the help of a mysterious and almost-saintly stranger named Boaz. Why is he helping her? What is in it for him? Is she being stalked or is she being merely hit on or has she met an incredible altruistic human being?

This is a quiet movie that progresses inexorably to answer these questions. It is a story of nuances. The subtle facial expressions of the two main characters reveal much.

Galia is a woman with great honesty and wants to know the truth no matter where that leads her. She shows grace and spirit on her difficult journey.

FYI – There is a Truly Moving Pictures web site where there is a listing of past Truly Moving Picture Award winners that are now either at the theater or available on video.


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