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27TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 2-12, 2019

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob

Comedy

Screening Information

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

Film Details

Country France
Year 1974
Running Time 96 MIN
Language French
Director Gérard Oury
Cast Louis de Funès,Suzy Delair,Marcel Dalio
Theme Diaspora
Rating PG

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Description

In this classic French comedy, a bigoted businessman is forced to pose as a Chasidic Rabbi after he reluctantly helps an Arab revolutionist. Groundbreaking when it was made, and still uproariously funny, the comedy stars Louis de Funès, one of France’s most loved performers. Director Gérard Oury wrote the screenplay with his daughter Danièle Thompson, who later directed TJFF favourite, It Happened in St. Tropez (and is now working on a sequel called Rabbi Jacqueline). Always an audience favourite, the film is pure slapstick, with dashes of romance and political humour.

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