The Last Suit (El último traje)

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Film Info
Original Title:El último traje
Program:New Releases
Tags:Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Jewish
Drama
Road Movie
Release Year:2017
Runtime:92 min
Awards:Audience Choice Award Cine Latino MSP
Winner Audience Award Best Feature Film Miami Film Festival 2018
Winner Nueva Vision Award Santa Barbara Film Festival 2018
Winner Audience Award Best Film Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2018
Winner Golden Space Needle Award Best Actor Miguel Ángel Solá Seattle International Film Festival 20
Country/Region:Argentina
Spain
Language:Spanish
Print Source:Outsider Pictures
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLZVMgJoo-k
Cast/Crew
Director:Pablo Solarz
Producer:Gerardo Herrero
Antonio Saura
Mariela Besuievsky
Vanessa Ragone
Juan Pablo Galli
Cinematographer:Juan Carlos Gomez (A.C.E.)
Screenwriter:Pablo Solarz
Editor:Antonio Frutos
Principal Cast:Miguel Angel Sola
Angela Molina
Martin Piroyansky
Natalia Verbeke
Julia Beerhold
Olga Boladz
Filmography:Together Forever (2011)

Description

Winner of the 2018 Cine Latino Audience Choice Award!

At 88, Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Ángel Solá) is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn’t about to quietly fade away. Instead, he plots a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, and to keep his promise to return one day.

Comedic and poignant in equal measure, from Argentina to Spain, across Germany and finally to Poland, Abraham is on his own but also accompanied by the characters he meets along the way, who both help him and need his help. A standout among these is the iconic Spanish actress Angela Molina, as the proprietor of the Madrid hotel where he stays.

With its klezmer-driven score, evocative cinematography and fleet pacing, The Last Suit approaches its weighty themes with a light touch that illuminates a serious story. And in its mix of Spanish, Yiddish, German and Polish it is a globe-trotting surprise, a late-in-life road movie with planes, trains and heart.

Spanish Synopsis: De mal humor, hábil y siempre vestido de manera inmaculada, el ya envejecido pero maestro sastre Abraham Bursztein (MIguel Ángel Solá) se encuentra a sí mismo, en sus años tardíos, en un hogar de ancianos después de descubrir que sus hijos han vendido su casa sin avisarle. Pero él no es un hombre que se deje derrotar en silencio y, sintiendo la presión de una promesa que lo ha acompañado toda la vida, Abraham inesperadamente se embarca de Buenos Aires a Polonia, un país cuyo nombre se rehúsa a pronunciar, para entregarle un traje a su amigo de infancia Piotrek, quien una vez le salvó la vida durante los últimos días de la ocupación nazi. En su viaje, Abraham tiene un repentino percance en Madrid, donde conecta con María (Ángela Molina, Los abrazos rotos) la dueña de un hotel y cantante de baladas; luego en la estación de tren de París se da cuenta de que tiene que viajar a través de Alemania, un país que habría jurado jamás pisar. A través de su viaje, Abraham lentamente enfrenta una vida de decisiones usualmente tomadas con rabia, llevándolo a aceptar su pasado en esta graciosa y profundamente tierna nueva película del escritor y director Pablo Solarz. Ganadora de los premios de Audiencia en los Festivales de Santa Bárbara y Miami y del premio del público al mejor actor para Miguel Ángel Solá en el Festival Internacional de Seattle.


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