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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: jewish, winter, youth, rabbi, mine, classical music, prairie, judaism, countryside, teen romance, religious differences, teenager, religion, snow, old man, hate, bus, mirror, catholic, baby boy, piano, father son relationship, child protagonist, night, mayor ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
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Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (1987)
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Duration: 93 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
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