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The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) (2016)

The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) (2016)

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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. Eva's radiant inner strength and independent spirit inspires Ariel to come to grips with the religious customs of his Jewish community as well as the traditions that once divided him and his father and rethink his own identity. Director Daniel Burman once more explores the interplay of forces within a father son relationship. Tenderly, and with a lightness of touch, he has Ariel let go of his old expectations and allow himself to be drawn into the center of a vibrant and fascinating community.

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Dan Breitman
as Mumi Singer
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The humor of this rambling film runs dry to the point of unpalatable.

August 5, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

"The Tenth Man" is a low-key charmer, an unlooked-for combination of Jane Austen and Isaac Bashevis Singer. With a twist of Buenos Aires thrown into the mix.

August 5, 2016 | Full Review…

"The Tenth Man" ... breathes considerable life into the rather trite scenario of a man discovering his religious roots, in part because it seems genuinely curious about the community in which it's set.

August 4, 2016 | Full Review…

A small joy: a lighthearted, shaggy-yet-brief charmer with a pleasantly moralistic story that's like Sholem Aleichem by way of Seinfeld.

August 4, 2016 | Full Review…
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In his lovely new film, Argentine director Daniel Burman mixes reality with fiction in inventive ways.

August 3, 2016 | Full Review…

A wryly amusing peek into Buenos Aires' bustling Jewish quarter.

August 1, 2016 | Full Review…

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