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

Come give me a hand.

Let me do it.

Lift it up.

Wait... no...

A bit more.

Don't move.

Erez, I'm out of toilet paper!

Opher, "Lost Islands" is starting!

I'm out of toilet paper!

Erez, don't sit there.

- What did I do?

Your brother

needs toilet paper.

I'll miss the episode.

You've already seen it.

He never takes toilet paper.

For God's sake,

he's your twin brother.

- Kfar Saba, 1980 -

My mother has always wanted me

to look out for my brother,


She said he was born weak

and almost died.

Maybe that's why she wanted

me to look out for him.

Thanks, slave.

Every summer vacation we watched

the series "The Lost Islands."

Five regular kids on an island

whose natives were stuck in time.

"Lost Islands"

My Dad

didn't like the series.

You're addicted.

My Dad preferred to grow cacti.

He used to say that cacti

are like the Jews,

no matter how hard you try

to kill them, they survive.

You can always find them

on the street for free.

Why should we buy Begonias?

Michael Moshonov - Oshrey Cohen

Orley Zilbershatz Banai

Shmiel Ben Ari

Some day you'll talk about

the crappy car your father had

and you'll say,

"Our Dad was such a nut.

"He drove a dented car

with torn up seats."

Not like the beautiful car

we have today.

You will tell them,

and they won't believe you.

Dad, we don't believe it now.

Opher, you don't get rid of

an old car until it dies!!

What don't you understand?

- Avraham, this is heavy.

We won't be able

to get in this year.

Yes, we will.

Bend your leg!

- There's no room!

What's the problem?

Avraham, why are we stopping?

We're stuck, Sima.

- Oohhh...

Dad, what should

I tell my children now?

Erez, this is no time for jokes.

- I knew it.

Ido, we're all going to be murdered.

Duck down!

Mom, Opher is scaring me!

Stop it, Opher.

It's probably the electricity.

David, get out and fix the wires.

It's not the electricity, Sima.

It's the petrol, we're out.

Why didn't you fill the tank?

Because I don't want to die

with a full tank.

I want to die with

an empty gas tank.

There goes the Seder. This is the

last time I'm going with you.

Next year

I'm going to Simha's parents.

Go! Go to that cow of yours.

If she had come with us,

we'd have to tie her to the roof.

Opher, shut your mouth!

Dad, what

are we going to do now?

Sima, give me the whiskey.

Come on, let's go.

This is an American car,

it was built using technology

from the Apollo 11.

It has parts from spacecrafts

that flew to the moon.

If you have a dream,

pursue it to the end,

then nothing can stop you.


Pay attention.

Now, everyone push. Together!


- One more.

I know it's hard to believe,

but that's what the '80s

were like in Kfar Saba.

Cars ran on whiskey

and my father believed in dreams.

Each of us

had to have a dream.

David, my eldest brother,

was supposed to be an attorney.


your son is crazy.

He told you

he wants to be a plumber?

You knew about this?


it's an act of treason.

It'll pass in a month or two.

I really want to be a plumber.

- See?

He fell on his head once

and you didn't tell me?

Did someone hypnotize you?

Avraham, he's a good boy.

He looks after his brothers.

He supports himself.

Take your brother, Avner,

will be in combat units,

and he's a plumber.

True, his wife's a slut...

Gila is not a slut.

- Yes she is.

Erez, make Dad some coffee.

Opher's dream was to be in

an elite commando unit.

Why did you do that?

We're going to graduate soon,


If we don't write in school

"Ricky Wagner is a b*tch",

what does that say

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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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