Director: Elkan Spiller / Germany 2014
Category: Creative Documentary
Production: Elkan Spiller: Elkan Spiller Filmprouktion
Language: German, English, Hebrew
Length: 52/89 minutes
L’Chaim! is a glimpse into the unusual life of Chaim Lubelski, who had a wild past as a hippy, before he became a millionaire and a professional chess player. When his mother needs care, Chaim decides to move in with her into the elderly home in Antwerp, Belgium. 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 deep humanity.