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HUNTING ELEPHANTS

Cast

SIR PATRICK STEWART
SASSON GABAI
MONI MOSHONOV

Director

RESHEF LEVI

Producer

EHUD BLEIBERG, MOSHE EDERY AND LEON EDERY

Genres

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Film synopsis

From acclaimed writer/director Reshef Levi and the producer of The Band’s Visit, the heart-warming story of three old men, a clever kid and a bank that just had to be robbed.

Jonathan (newcomer Gil Blank) is a bright 12 year-old–perhaps too bright, since everyone picks on him at school, including his teachers. His closest friend in the world is his father, Daniel. The two of them meet up everyday after school when Jonathan visits Daniel during his work hours at the bank.  One day, Daniel is involved in an fatal accident at work and the bank refuses to take responsibility for it. Suddenly, Jonathan is forced to cope with losing his father, while preventing his clueless mother from falling into the arms of the wrong man in order to save them from losing their house.

With the help of his cranky grandfather Elijah (Sasson Gabai The Band’s Visit), Elijah’s wily friend Nick (Moni Moshonov  Late Marriage), and a disgraced, eccentric British Lord (Sir Patrick Stewart X-Men),  Jonathan comes up with a crazy plan that will help save his family, while getting even with his father’s sleazy former boss:  the four of them are going to rob the bank! Both hilarious and  heart-warming, Hunting Elephants is a truly special film that will win over audiences worldwide.

Press quotes

  • “Reshef Levi’s crime caper scored the biggest opening weekend of the year-to-date in its native Israel after beating out Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger in its first few days.”

    Anthony Abraham,
    Screen Daily

Running time

103 MINUTES

Country of origin

ISRAEL

Year of production

2013

Classification

Mature themes, coarse language, sexual references and violence

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