Foreign film to be shown at UT Martin
Posted: Friday, October 3, 2008 12:12 pm
The Messenger 10.03.08
“The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob” will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 as part of the foreign film series sponsored by the Department of Modern Foreign Languages on the University of Tennessee at Martin campus in the Watkins Auditorium.
Originally called “one of the funniest movies from any country” upon its initial theatrical release, the movie has gone on to become a comedic cult classic.
Victor Pivert, the main character, is a very tolerant man — provided you are white, Catholic and French. To everyone else, he is a shameless racist who believes foreigners should go back where they came from. On his way to his daughter’s wedding, Victor uncovers a group of scheming Arab revolutionaries. After Victor is discovered, he hides himself by dressing up as a rabbi, leading to one madcap scene after another. “The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob” provides some surprising observations on human social interactions.
The film is directed by Gérard Oury and stars Louis de Funès, Claude Girard and Marcel Dalio as Rabbi Jacob.
The film will be in its original foreign language with English subtitles. It will be free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Nappo, Department of Modern Foreign Languages chair and associate professor of Spanish, at (731) 881-7420 or (731) 881-7428.
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