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Hunting Elephants (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | July 2013 (Israel)
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In Jerusalem, a bullied teen befriends his grandfather and long lost uncle and soon they decide to solve their financial problems by robbing a bank.

Director:

Reshef Levi

Writers:

Reshef Levi, Regev Levy (as Regev Levi)
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Credited cast:
Sasson Gabai ... Eliyahu
Moni Moshonov ... Nick
Patrick Stewart ... Lord Michael Simpson
Gil Blank Gil Blank ... Yonatan
Yaël Abecassis ... Dorit
Moshe Ivgy ... Deddy
Zvika Hadar ... Daniel
Rotem Zissman-Cohen ... Sigi (as Rotem Zussman-Cohen)
Meirav Koperberg Meirav Koperberg ... Simona
Tikva Dayan ... Parents' home manager (as Tiki Dayan)
Alexander Peleg ... Lesman (as Alex Peleg)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariya Belkina ... (as Maria Belkin)
Ezra Dagan
Rot Frhaci Rot Frhaci
Adam Gabay ... Yoval
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Storyline

Three elderly men and grandson Yonatan find themselves stuck together in a Jerusalem nursing home. The kid is a genius, but stammers and is bullied at school. Yonatan's grandfather, Eliahu, whom he had never met, is a former member of the Lehi (pre-State Jewish underground), and a cold person. Eliahu's best friend from Lehi, Nick, is full of ambition and passion that will never materialize; and Eliahu's English brother-in-law, a has-been, third-rate actor in debt for two hundred thirty-two thousand euros. There's one thing keeping them together, they all want to rob the bank that employed Yonatan's deceased father to avenge it for not paying the Yonatan's mother compensation for his dad's death, due to the "small print" in his employment contract, and they want the money to make their last wish come true. Written by Omri Kesten

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Taglines:

Three old men, a clever kid and a bank that just had to be robbed.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Reshef Levy wrote the script alone, in all his works, he adds his late brother's name (Regev Levy) to the writing credit for his memory. See more »

Quotes

Yonatan: If you cleaned toilets, you'd say you're Chief of Hygiene.
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Connections

Referenced in A Wonderful Country: Episode #11.2 (2014) See more »

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Funky Love
Written by 'Gilad Benamram'
Performed by 'Project Curious'
Courtesy of EverBliss Music Corporation
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A great evenings entertainment
1 May 2014 | by pottypatSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this and we sniggered away at all the vulgarity and many jokes. No ghastly PC humour here and a refreshing take on ADHT. What I found interesting was the depth of tragedy, characterisation and realistic exchanges along with what was essentially slapstick. I can recommend this as pretty good evenings entertainment. Sasson Gabai and Moni Moshonov are wonderful as two old 'terrorists' underplayed their roles to great comic effect. A great performance from Gil Blank as the grandson. A nice surprise is Patrick Stewart playing the uncle an awful English ham which he appears to relish. 'Dying is easy, it's comedy that's difficult' I'm giving it an 8 as it deserves it.


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Language:

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Release Date:

July 2013 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunting Elephants See more »

Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel

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Budget:

ILS10,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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