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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.

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Assi Dayan

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Assi Dayan
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Cast

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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Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew

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1997 (Israel) See more »

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Mr. Baum See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Very Boring Surrealistic Dark Comedy
2 November 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After visiting his doctor, Mr. Baum is advised that he has an aggressive cancer tumor and only ninety-two minutes of life. He tries to contact his wife, partner, mother, friends and daughter, but none of them has much time to spend with him. He finally dies on his bed. I watched 'The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum' with the expectation to see a great movie. The storyline is wonderful: 'What would you do if you know that you have just 92 minutes of life?' Further, this film was released by the Brazilian distributor 'Cult Filmes', specialized in independent movies, and usually their titles are excellent. However, I found a very boring surrealistic dark comedy, indeed an pretentious intellectual crap. The story goes nowhere. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): 'Os 92 Minutos do Sr. Baum' ('The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum')


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