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

I can increase the amount

and give you a loan.

My parents are dead.

- What about Daniel's?

Daniel didn't speak

to his parents.

Last I heard,

his mother was very sick

and the grandfather wishes

we were dead.

Leave me alone, okay?

Is that true?

What you said about

Grandma and Grandpa?

Why did you tell me

his parents are dead?

Don't believe a word he says.

You have a lot of nerve

coming here,

a lot of nerve.

I know.

But... - My son dies and I have to

read about it in the obituaries?

Why didn't you call?

I was scared.

What do you want from me?

That's your grandson,


Don't you want to say hello?

I wanted to come to his bris.

- That was Daniel,

you can't blame me.

I didn't hear

that you fought for it.

Did you argue with him?

The wife decides

who to fight with.

You should've brought it up

with Daniel. - Too late now.

What do you want, money?

Don't have any.

Even if I did,

I wouldn't give you a penny.

I want him to stay here

for a few hours a day.

I work until midnight.

He's a big boy.

Look at him.

Daniel stayed alone at his age.

At his age I was a member of

the underground.

Times have change.

- They sure have.

Let him stay with friends.

- He doesn't have any!

I don't have anyone

and I need help.

You should've spoken to Rhoda.

Too late for that, too.

Forget it. I'm no babysitter.

Nick. Nick!

What letters do you see

on the wall?

There's a wall?!

I'm calling your son.

We have to discuss

the possibility of surgery.

What do you think I am,

a 6-year-old?

Forget my son.

It's an expensive operation,

let him keep his money

for more important things.

Nick, come here,

it's an emergency.

Eliyahu, how are you?

Come on!

You won't believe

what happened.

The crazy woman was here.

- What crazy woman?

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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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