Rent It Must Be Heaven (2019)

3.2 of 5 from 125 ratings
1h 42min
Rent It Must Be Heaven (aka De repente, el paraíso) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
In Elia Suleiman's first film for a decade, his alter-ego ES escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home. A comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?
Actors:
, , Kareem Ghneim, , , Faris Muqabaa, , Asmaa Azaizeh, , , , , , , Kengo Saito, , , Fadi Sakr, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Martin Hampel, Thanassis Karathanos, Michel Merkt, Serge Noël, Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan, Laurine Pelassy, Elia Suleiman, Edouard Weil
Writers:
Elia Suleiman
Aka:
De repente, el paraíso
Studio:
New Wave Films
Genres:
Comedy
Collections:
Top 10 Cannes Palme d'Or Winners, Top Films
Awards:

2019 Cannes Special Mention

BBFC:
Release Date:
23/08/2021
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Arabic Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.66:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of It Must Be Heaven

Amusing and thought provoking - It Must Be Heaven review by EW

Spoiler Alert
22/12/2021

Interesting film. Elia is so expressive in a deadpan sort of way, that often creates quite amusing scenarios. Very reflective and sad as you sense his detachment and dilemma 

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Quirky and Artistic Gem - It Must Be Heaven review by CD

Spoiler Alert
27/01/2024

It took me about 20 mins to get into the gentle pace of the film, but then I really started to enjoy it. The clever and varied scenes and observations reminded me of Jacques Tati films, although the lead character in this film is almost a bystander observing the strangeness and comedy of human behaviour. While there is a backdrop of Palestine in the film, the message has a strangely optimistic one of human universality, although there are also themes of alienation and fear of authority. The camera work is brilliant and the music and locales are consistently interesting. Strongly recommended for those who like a film to get them thinking.

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