El Rey del once / The Tenth Man

Tuesday, Sept. 19 @ 7:00pm
E-Theater, Santa Fe College

URUGUAY/SPAIN, 2016 (109 min)
Spanish with English Subtitles
Director: Maname Rodriguez
Cast: Alan Sabbagh, Julieta Zylberberg, Usher Barilka, Elvira Onetto, Adrián Stoppelman, Daniel Droblas, Elisa Carricajo, Dan Breitman, Uriel Rubin, Dalmiro Burman
Film Introduction and follow up Q&A with Dr. Jack Kugelmass

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.

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