A General Story

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2005
  • 48 min.
  • Director(s): David Habler
  • Producer(s): Duki Dror, Yael Shavit


Michael Levi wakes up and marches out for his daily routine dressed up as a Lieutenant-General. He is a flower-shop deliveryman, living a military routine in his own mind. Michael is the only civilian in Israel who can disguise as an army officer by a court decision. Somewhere down the road he has lost his own identity. Following Michael’s routine we discover the story of a man who went through a complex absorption process as a Moroccan immigrant, grew up in a conflict zone by Israel’s Northern border and has experienced a traumatic terror attack. Michael lives in an imaginary world, but when his son’s Bar-Mitzvah comes up, he becomes a sober, protective and loving father…until a terror attack hits again. A film about fatherhood, manhood and loss of identity in a militaristic and power-driven society that is constantly under threat.

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David Habler


Duki Dror, Yael Shavit


Ran Rosen, Keinan Tarbush, Philippe Bellaiche


Kobi Nethanel

Original Music

Amir Ya'akobi

Original Language