L‘CHAIM! – TO LIFE!
Elkan Spiller | Belgium, Germany 2014 | 93 Min. | OmeU
L’Chaim! is an intimate film about Chaim Lubelski, who had a wild past from a hippy and dealer in Germany, Paris, London and Afghanistan before he became a successful businessman in New York and a professional chess player in St. Tropez. When his mother needs care, Chaim decides with 63 to move in with her into the home for the elderly in Antwerp. He cares for her around-the-clock with remarkable love, lot of laughing and singing. Shaped by his mother’s history as a Holocaust survivor, Chaim feels his mission is to ease her pain. The film is a story about altruistic love and deep humanity. Furthermore, the film demonstrates how the trauma of war still affects everyday life of the next generation. Despite all Chaim is not complaining or accusing. He chooses to accept his legacy with love, humor and joy.