Lost Islands

Synopsis: The year is 1980. The Levis, a large family with a unique lifestyle, live in what was then a rather naive State of Israel. Mr. Levi lectures his children daily on the importance of fulfilling their dreams, while his wife preaches absolute family loyalty. The family's twin boys both fall in love with a new girl in town. Erez, our hero, discovers how difficult it is to balance family loyalty against fulfillment of one's personal dreams. Matters become increasingly complicated when Erez somehow causes a severe family crisis. Beset by guilt feelings, he attempts to escape his fate, somehow exchanging dreams with his twin brother. He is drafted into a commando unit of the Israeli Army, just as his brother always dreamed of doing, while Ofer remains at home to take care of his broken family and has an affair with the love of Erez's life. Can Erez challenge destiny? Of what value is the life of someone who does not fulfill his dreams?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Reshef Levi
  4 wins & 12 nominations.
103 min

about our generation?

You know you're an idiot?

Look at these heros.

"Memorial wall"

All the commandos

broke into the school.

Now they're here.

Good night!

- Where are you going?

Erez, Erez, stop!

This is my trophy. I won it.

It should be in our living room,

not here.

I'm tired of your nonsense.

- Erez!

Why do you always leave

just when the fun begins?

I didn't win this,

but it will look good in my room.

Idiot! Do you think that you'll

get into the elite commando unit

with a police record?

Do you think they need

criminals like you?

From now on, you must think,

sleep and dream only of that.

A person who has no dream

is better off dead.

Take this and return it

to the school, right now.

Dad, I won't return it.

I won it.


- I don't believe it...

David, shut up.

I still don't understand how you

left your brother behind.

What kind of brother are you?


I told him to come with me.

Erez, a family is like a hand.

Each finger is easily broken,

but if you stick together,

you're invincible.

Opher stole it

and you're blaming me?!

Erez, Mom's right.

I called you

and you didn't answer.

That was wrong of you.

Then that huge guy caught me

and choked me and I couldn't breath.

I don't want to talk about it.

It's not funny.

I always dreamed

of making films.

Every time a new film

was shown in the theater

it was like

an invitation to Cinderella's ball.

Our house looked like

Cinderella's before the ball.

My brothers and I

were on cloud nine.

We lived for the cinema.

Simha! What's wrong with you?

Did you iron my shirt?

- Here it is.

Thanks, Mom.

- What about my shirt?

I didn't have time.

Can you do it yourself?

I want to sit with Gila.

Erez, I'll iron it for you.

Can't he do it himself?

Don't you know

who irons best in this house?

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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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