Just Like the Queen of England | Shagrir Collection

Production Notes

Appeared in festivals: Banff Centre, Canada, 2014. Shanghai TV International Film Festival, China, 2012. Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2010. EPOS Arts Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2010.


A French boy, street-smart and charismatic, is left to fend for himself after the Nazi Occupation of Paris leaves him without his mother. The 69 years that came after were an emotional journey that is only now being truly examined. Layer by layer, the past and present of David Bergman unfolds into a dramatic story of longing and strength. From the Paris of his childhood to the kibbutz of his youth, from the national stage to his private studio, Bergman travels with filmmaker Micha Shagrir in this starkly intimate film, showing an unshakable and unforgettable emotional tenderness.

Production Details

Created by: Meni Elias, Gilad Inbar, Micha Shagrir
Director: Micha Shagrir
Producer: Micha Shagrir
Production Company: Tapuz Communications Ltd.
Sponsored by: The Phoenixes Association
Supported by: The Claims Conference, The World Zionist Organization, Bank Leumi, Bank HaPoalim, Bank HaMizrachi
Cinematography: Meni Elias
Editing: Gilad Inbar
Sound: Rami Yatzkan, Ami Gueta, Mark Nouyrigat
Research: Dave Abramov
Online Editor: Serg Bezrukoff, Tel Aviv Studios
Mix and Music Consultant: Kobi Vitman
Production Coordinators: Ariane Margalit-Weisel, Sabrina Moise
Executive Producers: Zvi Gill, Raul Teitelbaum
Production country: Israel
Filming Location: Israel, France
Image: color
Length: 88 minutes
Languages: Hebrew, French and German, with English subtitles



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