Hunting Elephants

Synopsis: 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 232,000 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.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Reshef Levi
Production: Xlrator Media
  7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min


- Dad.

Even if I'm with my eyes closed

put a pill under my tongue.


Don't be scared, it's okay,

go get the pills, okay?



Don't close your eyes! - Get the pills!

- Dad, don't close your eyes!

No, no, no.

F*ck, f*ck, f*ck!

No, no, no, no...


Somebody help me!

Help me!

Somebody, please!

Somebody, please!

Got it.


Dad, Dad, Dad...

Dad, open your eyes!

Open your eyes, Dad!

Dad, open your eyes!

Dad, please, come closer!

Dad, please come closer!

Dad, open your eyes!

Hey, Dorit.

Dedi can't see you now.

He's in a meeting

with a very important client.

He said he can't stop thinking

about what happened.


all of Daniel's friends,

may he rest in peace,

collected some money for you

for the holiday.


How am I supposed to feed him?

- Dorit.


You know what my salary is,

you won't pay me

a pension or insurance,

they kicked me out

of the apartment

and you...


- You're giving me charity?



2,000 shekels?

He died in your bank,

at his job,

doesn't that count for anything?

Dorit, the insurance company

won't pay because he wasn't alone.

His son was with him.

They were playing with the cage.

You have to read the fine print.

The whole document

is fine print!


Classic Dorit behavior.


She comes, screams,

throws things, and leaves.

But she touched me.

Women don't understand,

we don't want someone

to suck up to us.

We want a fight,

in life, in bed.

She's not my type.

I like the sluts

with the high heels,

makeup, no hair on their...

silicon, Botox,

the whole nine yards.

Excuse me, Dorit,

do you have a first degree relative?

- Are you a social worker?

Give us our money.

If you have relatives

who'll put up collateral,

even a small amount,

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Reshef Levi

Reshef Levi (Hebrew: רשף לוי‎; born 1972) is an Israeli screenwriter, playwright, film director, producer, writer, comedian and television presenter. Winner of the Israeli Theatre Award and the Israeli Academy of Television Award. Levi is married with seven children and lives in Kfar Sava. Reshef Levi is known for his successful debut feature film “Lost Islands”, which was nominated for 14 Ophir Awards by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television for outstanding cinematic work. In addition, Reshef Levi is a writer of one of the most popular television crime drama shows in Israel, “The Arbitrator” (Ha Borer). His last comedy film, “Hunting Elephants”, was made with the participation of Patrick Stewart. more…

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