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Panther in the Basement
"Proffy", short for Professor, is a twelve and a half year-old boy, living in Jerusalem in 1947. on the eve of Israeli Statehood. He desires to be a "Panther in the Basement", i.e. a freedom fighter for the Jewish State, taking his as his models, movie stars from fictional films of the forties. His zeal is accidentally thwarted by his clandestine friendship with a British soldier who, in the guise of teaching him English in exchange for Hebrew lessons, t...