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The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)
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The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The early 1960s: In preparation for his Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish boy, Max Glick (Noam Zylberman) from a small Manitoba community with an overbearing family tries to navigate his coming-of-age with his family's condescension and bigotry using his sarcastic, Jewish humour. The town's rabbi dies, and a sub-plot develops in which Max's father (Aaron Schwartz) and grandfather (Jan Rubes)-both synagogue leaders-are saddled with a traditional Hassidic rabbi who sticks out like a sore thumb among the otherwise assimilated Jewish community. To make matters more difficult, Max likes a Catholic girl (14 year old Fairuza Baulk in just her third film), whom he later competes with in a piano competition. The quirky, fun-loving rabbi tries to help him with his problems, yet harbours a secret ambition of his own. Filmed in Winnipeg and rural Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada.
Plot: winter, rabbi, mine, prairie, classical music, teen romance, judaism, countryside, religious differences, piano lesson, teenager, religion, jewish, snow, ethnic slur, telephone, old man, mirror, baby boy, bus, hate, night, father son relationship, child protagonist, catholic ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada

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