El Rey del once / The Tenth Man
Tuesday, Sept. 19 @ 7:00pm
E-Theater, Santa Fe College
After years away, Ariel returns to Buenos Aires seeking to reconnect with his father, who has founded a charity foundation in Once, the city’s Jewish district where Ariel spent his youth. But Usher appears to be staving off a meeting with his son; instead he keeps roping him into a number of small assignments during the course of which Ariel meets Eva, who volunteers for Usher’s charity. Like Ariel, she too feels estranged from her father, and no longer speaks. Together they look back at the past in order to shape the present. Except that more than anything else (and it is many things), The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) is a ruefully funny, brilliantly observed comedy that warmly embraces the small things in life that make up the much larger things, a great movie disguised as a modest one.