“The Tenth Man” follows Ariel (Alan Sabbagh), who returns to his hometown of Buenos Aires after years away to reconnect with his father Usher (Usher Barilka). Usher has recently founded a charity foundation in Once, the city’s bustling Jewish district where Ariel spent his youth. As Ariel tries to see his father and gets entangled in his various charitable commitments, he meets Eva (Julieta Zylberberg), an independent spirit who convinces him to come to terms with important traditions that once divided his family. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
The film is written and directed by Daniel Burman, who previously directed “Lost Embrace,” which follows a grandson of Holocaust-era Polish refugees on a complex search for his personal and cultural identity. The film won many awards on the festival circuit, including the Jury Grand Prix and the Best Actor award at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival. He has also directed “A Chrysanthemum Burst in Cincoesquinas,” “Waiting for the Messiah,” “Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven,” and most recently, “The Mystery of Happiness.”
“The Tenth Man” screened at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival where Alan Sabbagh won Best Actor; it also screened at the Seattle International Film Festival in May. It opens August 5th in New York and Los Angeles. See the trailer below the clip.