Wonderful World

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Joshua Goldin
Production: Magnolia Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

about it, you know?

And the cake is--

How you say?

Mutual game theory.

They say, you know,

The game theory between

like each one wanting

what is best for the other.

No fret, no fret.

Glucose spike, yeah?

Like you are my friend, right?

So that which you want,

I want for you.

I go out of my way

for you, Ben.

I would do it happily

because I know

you would do the same.

Great things can come

from this game theory--

Great things.

You know, the Wolofs back

in Senegal,

we don't say,

"that man has this"

or "this man has that."

That is why still magic

exists in Senegal, yeah?

What kind of magic is that?

When it rains, the fish,

they fall from the sky.

This happens

because we believe.

It is like-- like a form

of game theory, I think.

There's an old Wolof saying:

"Your thoughts are things."

And you've seen this?

You've seen fish fall from the sky?

With my own eyes.

The fish, they flap about in the grass,

trying to get back in the stream.

I told my sister about it in a letter.

She has seen it too, you know.

Check mate.

Every time we play, you get me

into one of these conversations.

It's a Goddamn decoy.

Maybe you should look at

the world as your friend.


as soon as I see fish

fall from the sky.


Your car is supposed to be

flush with the pole.

This has been going on

since I moved in.

It takes me 5 swings

to get out of my spot.

What do you do?

Come out here with a ruler?

Bottom line--

Your car is illegal.

I'm trying to be civil

about this, dude, you know?

I could just call the police

and have your car towed.

You know what you are?

You're a vampire.

You think you're new to the earth,

but you're not.

You've been around for,

like, 10,000 years.

You were in the bible.

You're indestructible.

You're like an insect.

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