Legendary Israeli basketball coach Ralph Klein became a national hero when he made Maccabi Tel Aviv into European Champions in the late seventies. But he became a national traitor equally fast, when he then accepted the job of turning around the hopeless West German basketball team. Klein maintains that Germany—where he was born before the war—means nothing to him, and that training their national team is just another job on his path to NBA glory. But during his time in Germany, Ralph makes a surprising discovery about what happened to his own family in the 1940s, and he realizes that one cannot run away from one’s own past and demons forever.
Dir. Eran Riklis
(Israel/Germany/France, 2011, 107 min)
Followed by a conversation with the director.
Co-presented by Chofshi B'Manhattan , IAC-Dor Chadash, JCC 20s and 30s.
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