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French comedy of disguises, mistaken identities set for B’nai Sholom on Feb. 15

Poster for the 1973 movie to be screened at B’nai Sholom on Feb. 15.

ALBANY–B’nai Sholom in Albany will present a screening of “The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob,” a French comedy of frantic disguises and mistaken identities on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. B’nai Sholom is located at 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany.

Directed and written by Gérard Oury, the film stars Louis de Funès as a bigoted businessman who, through a bizarre combination of events created in an attempt to evade the police, is forced to impersonate Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure returning to France after 30 years in the United States. A hodgepodge of plot twists and slapstick shenanigans culminates in a chaotic climax. 

Released in 1973, the 100-minute film is rated G. It is in French, English, Hebrew, Yiddish and Arabic with English subtitles. 

Refreshments will be available.  Suggested admission is $5.

The film and image were provided by Film Movement.

The B’nai Sholom office: 518-482-5283 or office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us can provide details.

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