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25TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 4-14, 2017

Once Upon a Time...The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Il était une fois: Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob

Documentary

Screening Information

North American Premiere
May 5 - 12:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 7 - 7:15PM
Alliance Francaise

Film Details

Country France
Year 2009
Running Time 52 MIN
Language French
Subtitles English
Director Auberi Edler
Themes Antisemitism,
Diaspora,
Israel,
Middle East Relations Politics,
Showbiz history
Rating PG

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Description

A compelling look at the history behind the ground-breaking French comedy. Released in 1973, fifteen days after the start of the Yom Kippur War, The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob starred Louis de Funès as a bigoted French businessman who is forced to pose as an Orthodox rabbi when he reluctantly helps an Arab revolutionist. Through rare behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, this revealing documentary examines the eventful production led by director and writer Gerard Oury. It also explores the events in the ever-changing Middle East conflict that influenced both the film and its immense box-office success.

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