The Last Mentsch / Der letzte mentsch
Carmel Jewish Film Festival
Sun., March 20, 2016
The Last Mentsch (2014)
Der letzte mentsch
Film: 7:00 pm
Venue: Lighthouse Cinemas, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Genre: Drama PG-13
Run Time: 90 minutes
Director: Pierre-Henri Salfati
Language: German with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Germany
This compelling film portrays Holocaust survivor Marcus Schwarz' journey to prove his Jewish identity, after decades of living without Jewish friends or ties in an effort to forget the trauma he lived through. On his journey Schwartz is aided by a young Turkish woman who drives him to Hungary to help him find proof of his birth.
The Last Mentsch is a powerful, emotional journey. Born Mena'hem Teitelbaum, Marcus Schwarz has denied his Jewish heritage all his life. After surviving the horrors of Auschwitz, he sought to forget the trauma by creating a new identity for himself, one without Jewish friends or ties. Now, faced with his own mortality, he suddenly decides he wants to be buried in a Jewish cemetery. However, to his dismay, his word is not enough for the rabbis; he must prove that he is indeed truly Jewish. Like some many others, all his family is gone and there are no remaining records. He has no evidence, save the faded tattoo on his forearm. Marcus's only hope is to return to the Hungarian village he grew up in to try to find proof of his birth. Needing a way to get there, he enlists the help of a young Turkish woman to drive him there. The unlikely duo, a sullen chain smoker and a gruff old man, set out on a road trip across Europe that will end up irrevocably changing them both. The film is poignant, funny and deeply moving,
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The fine print...
TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY, 1, 2016
Individual tickets can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Tickets can be purchased online up to 48 hours in advance of each film and event. Tickets for each film and event can also be purchased at the box office one hour prior to event or film based on availability.
All sales are final. There are no refunds.
Service fee applies for all individual ticket purchases and packages.
General admission tickets can be picked up ONLY at Will Call.
All receptions include food and wine.
Events and Guests are subject to change based on their availability or circumstances beyond our control.
Special guidelines apply to Sponsorship tickets. See the Sponsorship page at www.carmeljff.org for details.
LIGHTHOUSE 4 CINEMAS (View)
525 LIGHTHOUSE AVENUE
PACIFIC GROVE, CA 93950
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