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Florida Premiere

Hunting Elephants

Directed by Reshef Levi

Israel-US | 107 minutes | 2013

Hebrew with English subtitles

A huge box-office smash in Israel, Hunting Elephants unites some of the country’s most treasured stars of the stage and screen alongside Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek) in this modern-day heist film. After losing his father in traumatic circumstances, socially awkward yet brilliant teenager Jonathan is left in a nursing home to be cared for by former bank robber and curmudgeonly grandfather, Elijah, played by award-winning actor Sasson Gabai (The Band’s Visit). Together, Jonathan and Elijah—with help from fellow nursing home resident, Nick (Moni Moshonov), and an eccentric English uncle, Lord Michael Simpson (Stewart)—hatch a scheme to help Jonathan avenge his father’s death and re-live their glory days.

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Reshef Levy is a playwright, comic artist, and a satirist. He wrote and created the police television series Case Closed, which has received many critical honors and was also chosen as one of Israel’s ten most popular television shows.
Foreign Title Latsud Pilim
Director Reshef Levi
Countries of Production Israel-US
Year of Presentation 2013
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 107 minutes
Principal Cast Patrick Stewart, Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Rotem Zussman

Nominated for 7 Israeli Ophir Awards

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