Turn Left at the End of the World

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Turn Left at the End of the World
Directed by Avi Nesher
Produced by Samuel Hadida
Avi Nesher
Mickey Rabinowitz
Written by Sara Ezer
Avi Nesher
Ruby Porat Shoval
Starring Netta Garti
Liraz Charhi
Music by Krishna Levy
Cinematography David Gurfinkel
Edited by Marie-Pierre Renaud
Distributed by Metro Communications (Israel)
Metropolitan Film Export (France)
Release date
  • 24 March 2004 (2004-03-24)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Israel
Language Hebrew
Judeo-Moroccan Arabic

Turn Left at the End of the World (Hebrew: סוף העולם שמאלה‎‎, Sof HaOlam Smola) is a 2004 Israeli film. The film starred Netta Garti and Liraz Charhi. The film was written, produced and directed by Avi Nesher. Outdoor scenes were filmed in Midreshet Ben-Gurion.


The film takes place in a small Negev development town in 1968 and narrating the struggle of Moroccan and Indian olim, focuses on the relationship between two girls, Sarah Talkar and Nicole Shushan.



The film participated in international film festivals in the United States, Australia, India and European countries, and received several awards, including the Audience Award at the festival Taormina Film Fest and the Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Following its release in Israel, the film sold over 600,000 tickets, breaking box office records.[1][2]


  1. ^ Israel's smash-hit decade The Jerusalem Post, 25 January 2010
  2. ^ Israeli cinema has arrived Israel 21c, 25 March 2007

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