Hunting Elephants

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Directed by: Reshef Levy
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Hunting Elephants centers on a 12-year-old Israeli boy named Jonathan, who is dealt a cruel double-blow by fate. First his father is killed in a freak accident while working at the local bank. Then, not only does the bank deny fault, they also declare they’ll repossess the boy’s home. Pushed to the brink, the boy must find money fast, and so decides to rob the bank that’s offended him. But he needs a team. Unfortunately for Jonathan, the only crew he has access to is three senior citizens.

Subject:Comedy, Children, Crime
Director:Reshef Levy
Producers:Ehud Bleiberg, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Production company:Bleiberg Entertainment
(310) 273-0003
Film Distributor:United King Films
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posted by jacqui braham on November 13, 2013

I have just returned from London to my home in Israel. I had the delightful experience of watching this incredibly talented mix of actors presenting one of the funniest movies I have ever seen; a movie combined with witty humor, moving drama, amazingly produced and directed. I very rarely last through a movie in-flight. But this one kept me riveted; I even managed to laugh at the English sub-titles. This movie reminds me of a very well-known Australian movie called "The Castle" - made on a shoe-string budget, which took the world by storm. I hope the same, and more success, comes to this one. Hunting Elephants. Don't miss it! I'm truly sorry you were disturbed. But think of the wonderful kindness you did to the world and go watch the film. You'll enjoy it!

posted by Sara Freedman on August 20, 2012

This movie was partially filmed in my backyard and I cannot believe the amount of noise that was generated at 2:30am without any regard for the residents of the area. Both Thursday night and Sunday night, the staff paid no heed to residents' need for sleep and were loud and rambunctious. Last night, they even had the audacity to bring in trucks to remove the trailers and other heavy equipment at 2:30am - waking up my young child. I full support the arts and it is exciting to have a world-renowned actor take part in an Israeli film. However, the film crew could have at least made an attempt to be courteous during the filming. (Incidentally, no notice was placed in the neighborhood and we only learned of the movie being filmed in our yard when the crews showed up.) Shame on you.

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