L ´CHAIM! - TO L I F E ! L’Chaim! is a glimpse into the unusual life of Chaim Lubelski. He had a wild past as a hippy in Germany, London and Paris, before he became a millionaire in New York and a professional chess player in St. Tropez. When his mother needs care, Chaim decides to move in with her into the elderly home in Antwerp. He cares for her around-the-clock with remarkable joy, lots of laughter and singing. Shaped by his mother’s history as a Holocaust survivor, Chaim feels his mission is to ease her pain. The film is an intimate story about altruistic love and being a „Mensch“. Furthermore, the film demonstrates how the trauma of war still affects the everyday life of the next generation. Despite everything, Chaim rejects the role of victim. He chooses instead to accept his legacy with deep faith, love and humor.
„A haunting documentary. L’Chaim is a hymn of life, in spite of everythingthat happened. With a rough charm and a virtually painful humor that is bothprovoking and liberating.“
TTT - TITEL THESEN TEMPERAMENTE
„A brilliant movie, an absolute must see!“
„An extraordinary movie.“
„Touching, witty and so funny this film ... a film about the second generation. Abouthumor, love and joy in response to pain and suffering.“
RBB AKTUELL GERMAN TV
Originaltitel: L'CHAIM - Auf das Leben!
Produktionsland/-jahr: Deutschland 2014
Director: Elkan Spiller
Cast: Chaim Lubelski, Nechuma Lubelski, Usher Lubelski, Shoshana Spiller, Mirsad Hadzikaric und Bernard Dukan
runing time: 92 Min.
theatrical release: 27.08.2015
Language: Deutsch, Englisch, Jiddisch & Französisch
Subtitels: German, English, Dutch, Spanish, Hebrew
HD, 16:9, Stereo Ton, Farbe