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A Hero in Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, War | 2007 (Israel)
A moving film about a young man from Philadelphia, Michael Levin, who gave his life this past summer in Israel's war against Hezbollah.





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Credited cast:
Tziki Aud ...
Himself - Aliyah Program Direector, JAIC
Ronit Bart ...
Herself - Michael's Host
Koby Katz ...
Himself - Battalion Commander
Yossi Katz ...
Himself - Michael's Teacher
David Keren ...
Himself - Program Director for USY Nativ
Ephraim Lapid ...
Himself - Brigadier General
Dara Levin ...
Herself - Michael's Twin Sister
Elisa Levin ...
Herself - Michae's Sister
Harriet Levin ...
Herself - Michael's Mother
Michael Levin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Tzvika Levy ...
Himself - IDF Reservist and Liason
Benjamin Netanyahu ...
Alan Silverstein ...
Himself - Close Family Friend (as Rabbi Alan Silverstein)
Shlomie Singer ...
Himself - IDF Medic


Born and raised in the United States near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Michael Levin (z"l) grew up in a traditional, loving Jewish home. At the young age of sixteen, Michael had decided that he wanted to move to Israel and join a front-line combat unit in the Israeli Defense Forces. That dream was fulfilled when he made Aliyah in 2003 and joined the elite paratrooper unit #890. On August 1, 2006, Michael was killed in combat at Aita-Al-Shaab in Lebanon. On August 3, 2006, he was buried in the National Military Cemetery on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem, Israel. Michael was a great hero and left behind a legacy of Jewish pride and commitment. A Hero in Heaven tells the story of Michael's devotion to his family, his people and the land of Israel. This is presented through the music of Naomi Shemer, the songs of Rachel, the poems of Shaul Tchernokovsky, magnificent film footage of Israel, a message from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the words of Michael's family, friends and those who ... Written by Sally Mitlas

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2007 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Michael Levin Project  »

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$15,000 (estimated)

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title, "A Hero in Heaven", is an excerpt from a letter written to Dara Levin after the death of Michael Levin. See more »

Crazy Credits

A very special thank you to the Levin family for their dignity, strength of character and commitment to preserve their son's memory under the most difficult of circumstances. See more »


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