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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

The Replacement El sustituto


Screening Information

Toronto Premiere
June 13, 7:30 pm
Leah Posluns Theatre
June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country Spain
Year 2021
Running Time 113 MIN
Language Spanish
Subtitles English
Director Óscar Aibar

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“Cops, Nazis, murder and conspiracy – Oscar Aibar mixes motifs from pulp and genre with a classical mise-en-scène and political-historical analysis.” (Internationales Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg)

Spain 1982, the country is still wounded by the Franco era. Burnt out by his work in the underbelly of Madrid, a young police officer accepts a job in a small town, accompanied by his family. Once there, he becomes involved in the investigation into the mysterious death of his predecessor. His inquiry leads him to a group of suspicious German retirees. A beautifully-filmed, fast-paced thriller.

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