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Mr. Baum (1997)

Mar Baum (original title)
| Comedy, Drama | 1997 (Israel)
Mickey Baum is told by his doctor he has cancer and will die in 92 minutes. During his final hour he makes arrangements while recalling his short life and trying to understand the reality in which he has lived.

Director:

Assi Dayan

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Assi Dayan
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Credited cast:
Gil Alon Gil Alon ... Prof. Ziv
Idan Alterman ... Ran
Boaz Avni Boaz Avni ... Piano player
Adam Baruch Adam Baruch ... Museum guide
Debbi Besserglick Debbi Besserglick ... Chaya
Shirly Brener ... Helli
Yosef Carmon ... Shmuel Green
Assi Dayan ... Mickey Baum
Shira Geffen ... Maya Baum
Rivka Neuman ... Dalia Baum
Karin Ophir ... Tamar
Sarit Seri Sarit Seri ... Mother Baum
Motti Sharon Motti Sharon ... Shasha
Tomer Sharon ... Guy Baum
Shahar Sorek ... Eran
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Mickey Baum is told by his doctor he has cancer and will die in 92 minutes. During his final hour he makes arrangements while recalling his short life and trying to understand the reality in which he has lived.

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Blazingly funny, pessimistic ending
18 March 2004 | by kwhatever55See all my reviews

Very freudian and critical of religion is the undertone I got from this movie. The fact that the jewish mentality or Israeli mentality was the celebration of life. Yet we see the Israelis doing things completely unreligious, smoking, felating, teen sex, sex with a sales girl in a drugstore asile, ironically talking about death and life, and our main character refusing to talk about it. THe very end of the movie, we have the two burial helpers saying, "theres no plan, you live and thats it." My guess is that this film had some controversy when it was released, its more critical of Jewish spiritual beleifs, and honest about the way humans and Jews look at death and afterlife. In one scene, he wants to jump into an ambulance telling them he only has a half hour to live. THe ambulance people shove him out telling him that with a half hour he can "call God."


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