The Tenth Man
New Latin American Cinema • 1h 20m
Daniel Burman • Argentina • 2016 • A lighthearted comedy set in Argentina’s Orthodox community.
Ariel has spent many years away from Buenos Aires. One day he returns home to reconnect with his father, Usher, who has founded a charity foundation in Once, the city's bustling Jewish district where Ariel spent his youth. Encouraged by his father to get involved in the charity’s work, Ariel meets Eva, a fresh and radiant presence who serves as a bridge between Ariel’s rejection of his roots and the vibrant community that now seeks to embrace him.
A lighthearted comedy set in Argentina’s Orthodox community, The Tenth Man touches upon notions of home, faith, identity, and the intricacies of the relationship between father and son. Daniel Burman’s twelfth film premiered at Berlin, San Sebastián, Palm Springs, and Tribeca, where it won Best Actor.
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