PREVIEW FOR SCREENING OF AN ISRAELI MOVIE - MR. BAUM
A macabre comedy, this is the third and final episode of Assi Dayan's trilogy
that began with Life According to Agfa and Electric Blanket Syndrome.
Micki Baum, a 47-year old sunglasses importer and the father of two, has just
found out that he only has 92 minutes left to live. Baum sets off on an excruciatingly
funny odyssey of bureaucratic pettiness that's interwoven with a picture of the
boredom and the banality of his life, as he prepares his departure from his life,
his friends and family.
Assi Dayan, son of legendary Israeli General Moshe Dayan, was born in 1945. After completing his military service in the paratroopers, Dayan went on to study philosophy and English literature. His prolific film and television career has spanned four decades. Dayan has written, directed and acted in some of the classics of Israeli cinema. He has also worked on numerous foreign productions with such international film luminaries as John Huston. Dayan is also an accomplished poet and journalist.