Avraham Gurevich, a Tel Aviv eccentric (tippus), somewhat autistic,
nicknamed Abbem was born in Tel Aviv 55 years ago. During the '50s he
became the live mascot of the "Nahal Troupe". He accompanied the troupe on
its tours, during which time he befriended actors and bohemians such as
Chaim Toppol, Uri Zohar and others. In the course of time Abbem became
well-known in Tel Aviv's bohemian circles, making his living selling theater
In 1967, when returning home from a
show in the North, a fateful event occured. While riding in a taxi from
Affula to Haddera, Abbem fell in love with a woman-stranger sharing the taxi
ride with him. Before leaving the taxi, the woman suggested Abbem accompany
her but Abbem, not clear about her intentions, continued his ride.
Twenty-six years have passed since that taxi ride. To this day, Abbem
intently searches for that woman wherever he happens to be.
Today, Abbem is employed as a messenger
at "Aviv Gileadi Prod." and he still searches for the woman-stranger during
his daily work. He visits his actor friends during their appearances and
consults them about matters related to the relationship between men and
women. His actor friends are enchanted by Abbem's unusual approach to
life, touching a warm spot in their hearts. Facing the camera, Abbem's
innocence and sincerity stand out in their extraordinariness.
Abbem's love story and his search for
the woman-stranger provide the framework for the movie. The camera looks
into his way of life, his relations with fellow workers and people in
general. His unique character, combining a child, a young man in love and
an adult, make following Abbem a thrilling psychological journey.