The Tenth Man: Shoreline Opening Night

Argentina | 2016 | 80 minutes | Daniel Burman

A genial and lighthearted affair, in which a New York-based Jewish-Argentinian man returns to the Once district of Buenos Aires for Purim, reconnecting with his father, his faith, his native community, and his heart.

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Leaving his comfortable, if a bit stale, New York life to visit his father for the Purim holiday, middle-aged economist Ariel (Alan Sabbagh, Focus) is quickly pulled into the hectic life of his father (Usher Barilka), the head of a charitable organization located in the heavily populated 11th district, or "El Once," a vibrant Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires. Heard but never seen, the respected elder guides his son through increasingly wild neighborhood rounds via cell phone, supplying struggling locals in the community with necessities such as meat and medicine. In the midst of Ariel's new, chaotic lifestyle, he meets a beautiful, shy Orthodox woman, Eva (Julieta Zylberberg, Wild Tales), and an oddball hospital patient (Uriel Rubin) who help him navigate the city. Writer/director Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace) continues his look at the lives and tensions between fathers and sons with this wry middle-aged familial comedy. Shot in a loose, quasi-documentary style by Daniel Ortega, The Tenth Man is a tender and engaging ode to the importance of community and family, proving that returning to one's roots may ultimately lead to finding ourselves.

Director Biography
Director, producer, and screenwriter, Burman is a founding member of the Academy of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of Argentina, and considered one of the most important Argentine filmmakers of his time, with great success both at home and internationally.

Sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola Winery

  • Original Language Title: El Rey Del Once
  • Director: Daniel Burman
  • Principal Cast: Julieta Zylberberg, Alan Sabbagh, Usher Barilka, Elvira Onetto, Adrian Stoppelman
  • Country: Argentina
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 80 minutes
  • Producer: Diego Dubcovsky, Daniel Burman, Barbara Francisco
  • Screenplay: Daniel Burman
  • Cinematographers: Daniel Ortega
  • Editors: Andrés Tambornino
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Tribeca Film Festival 2016 (Best Actor)
  • Filmography: The Mystery of Happiness (2014); All In (2012); Tzadikim - Los 36 Justos (2011); Brother and Sister (2010); Empty Nest (2008); Family Law (2008); Lost Embrace (2003); Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven (2001); Waiting for the Messiah (2000); A Chrysanthemum Bursts in Cincoesquinas (1998)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Kino Lorber
  • International Sales: Buena Vista