The Tenth Man

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About The Film

Returning to his old Jewish neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a middle-aged everyman seeks to reconnect with his roots and his distant father, in the genial charmer THE TENTH MAN.

After years away working as a New York economist, the listless and sweetly bumbling bachelor Ariel (Alan Sabbagh) is summoned back to his childhood home, a bustling Jewish quarter known as El Once. His father looms as a larger-than-life figure in the close-knit community, administering to the poor and sick through an ad hoc charity. Upon his arrival, Ariel is tasked with hectic preparations for the Purim holiday, receiving via cell phone a never-ending list of errands from his respected elder, heard but never seen. With a beautiful unmarried Orthodox woman, Eva (Julieta Zylberberg), serving as his guide, Ariel rediscovers the neighborhood customs and friendships he once spurned, and in doing so, a path to self-acceptance and familial reconciliation.

Argentine auteur Daniel Burman continues his celebrated career as a storyteller specializing in Jewish themes that are rich in character and observation. Tribeca Film Festival nominee for Best International Narrative Feature, and Jury Award winner for Best Actor Alan Sabbagh. 

Film Details

Running Time 
81 minutes
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Year 
2016
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Premiere 
Atlanta Premiere