- Big Tuna
name = Big Tuna
producer = Galit Benglas and Edo Zuckerman
Roy Arad, Erez Heiman and Shaul Betser
Zadok Savir Joshua Simon
runtime = 57 min
language = Hebrew, English Subtitle
imdb_id = 0377013
budget = 60000
Big Tuna ( _he. זהירות מצלמה, "Zehirot Matzlama", lit. "Beware - Camera") is the first
Israeli mockumentaryfilm and a cultmovie. The film presents the life story of Max Tuna Schreiber, the Israeli candid cameralegend.
Big Tuna describes the life of Max Tuna Schreiber, who pulled a hoax on Israel's
Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, filmed the first homosexualprank in the world (in 1967), and flew in a hot-air balloonto Egyptin order to bring peace between Israel and Egypt.
The movie follows Tuna Schreiber from his early days when he desperately tried to get into the film industry, through his short lasting glory days, until the big fall and the contracted debts as a result of his last and bizarre candid camera film in which he pulled hoaxes not on people but rather on walls and
The film features the singer Zadok Savir,
Joshua Simon, Roy "Chicky" Arad, Jozi Katz, Yehuda Barkanand Moshik Timor.
The film was created by Shaul Betser,
Roy Aradand Erez Heiman and was shown at the Barcelona Jewish film festival and Contra Costa film festival and broatcasted on channel 2of Israel while Purimholiday primetime. In 2008 the movie represented Israel in a Mockumentary film festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilas a closing film for the festival. [http://oglobo.globo.com/blogs/docblog/post.asp?cod_post=124816]
The movie received positive reviews from
HaIrand Haaretz, the latter describing it as "a funny and touching film, an excellent mock where everything that is real is unreal, and everything that is unreal turns to real".
* [http://www.bigtuna.2ya.com Big Tuna official web site]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377013/ Big Tuna in IMDB]
* [http://switch206-01.castup.net/cunet/gm.asp?ClipMediaID=255818&ak=null A scene from the movie]
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