What a Wonderful Place

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What a Wonderful Place
Directed by Eyal Halfon
Produced by Assaf Amir
Yoav Roeh
Written by Eyal Halfon
Starring Uri Gavriel
Evelyn Kaplun
Avi Uria
Yossi Graber
Music by Avi Belleli
Edited by Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Release date
  • July 8, 2005 (2005-07-08) (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Israel
Language Hebrew

What a Wonderful Place (Hebrew: איזה מקום נפלא‎‎ - Eize Makom Nifla) is a 2005 Israeli drama film directed by Eyal Halfon. It includes three seemingly unrelated storylines which intersect at the end, set in southern Tel Aviv, the Arabah and an unidentified Israeli urban suburb. The film deals with issues of trafficking of women and the lives of foreign workers in Israel.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Ophir Awards:
    • Best Film (won)
    • Best Actor (Uri Gavriel, won)
    • Best Screenplay (Eyal Halfon, won)
    • Best Art Direction (Ido Dolev, won)
    • Best Editing (Einat Glaser-Zarhin, won)
    • Best Director (Eyal Halfon, nominated)
    • Best Actress (Evelyn Kaplun, nominated)
    • Best Supporting Actor (Avi Uria, nominated)
    • Best Supporting Actress (Marina Shoif, nominated)
    • Best Cinematography (Nily Aslan, nominated)
    • Best Costume Design (Keren Ron, nominated)
    • Best Music (Avi Belleli, nominated)
    • Best Sound (Israel David, David Lis and Aviv Aldema, nominated)
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival:
    • Crystal Globe (nominated)
    • Special Prize of the Jury (won)
    • Best Actor (Uri Gavriel, won)
  • Festroia International Film Festival:
    • Golden Dolphin (won)
  • Brooklyn International Film Festival:
    • Best Screenplay (Eyal Halfon, won)

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