Israel, 2013, 107 Minute Running Time
Topics: Comedy, Crime, Jewish Interest
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Hebrew English Sub-Titles
Awards: 7 nominations Israeli Film Academy Awards
A crowd pleasing crime caper with an impressive cast, Hunting Elephants, like The Sunshine Boys or The Odd Couple, serves up prime shtick from its older stars. The story revolves around Yonatan, a boy genius, whose father, a bank security expert, dies suddenly of a heart attack. But the nasty bank manager won’t pay the father’s pension to his widow, citing a technicality.
As his mother tries to earn a living, Yonatan starts spending time with his estranged grandfather Eliyahu and Eliyahu’s former underground fighter buddy Nick at the senior citizen’s home. But – Patrick Stewart alert! – when the English brother of Eliyahu’s ailing wife suddenly turns up, things get complicated. And they become more so when the bank declares that it will repossess Yonatan’s home.
Pushed to the brink, the boy must find money fast, and what better place than from the bank that’s behind all this trouble? Luckily his three senior citizen pals have special skills...
Nominated for 7 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film
Filmmaker(s) attending: Director
DIRECTOR: Reshef Levi
Producer: Ehud Bleiberg, Nicholas Donnermeyer, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery
Editor: Isaac Sehayek
Screenwriter: Reshef Levi, Regev Levi
Cinematographer: Yaron Scharf
Music: Gilad Benamram
Principal Cast: Gil Blank, Sasson Gabal, Moni Moshonov, Patrick Stewart, Yael Abercassis, Moshe Ivgy, Rotem Zussman
Filmography: Lost Islands (2008)
Print Source: Bleiberg Entertainment