Beautiful Jimmy

Beautiful Jimmy and His Relatives Speak On His Life as an Addict

3 Minutes, 1973
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Directed by: Boaz Davidson
Production:Tzvi Shissel
Original Music: Shalom Hanoch
Narrator: Yonatan Gefen
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

An excerpt from a documentary film by Tzvi Shissel and Boaz Davidson, produced by the Anti-Drugs’ Inter-Ministerial Committee and the Information Center (Hasbara), intended to warn youth against drug abuse. The film offers an intimate portrait of Shmuel Adi, known as Beautiful Jimmy, a 29-year-old man who lives in Tel Aviv and is addicted to opium and other drugs. In his unique language reveals Jimmy his difficulties as an addict, and his sense of loneliness imposed by his addiction. Pnina, Jimmys mother, as well as his brother and his neighbour, describe their experiences of living with a family member who is an addict (producer: Tzvi Shissel, director and screenwriter: Boaz Davidson, cinematography: Adam Greenberg, Nurith Aviv, Alex Benraf, narrator: Yehonatan Geffen, soundtrack: Shalom Hanoch).

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