100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

July 31, 1981 - Image 28

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-07-31

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.



THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, July 31, 1981

wiTaT6tisr
ElfintarrEiv --- Hattie
----1 Francois Truffaut Handles Brutal Subject
Schwartz
With Warmth and Subtlety in 'Last Metro
358-8525

-

Seymour Schwartz

—Of Course!
"WHERE YOU GET THE
BEAUTIFUL INVITATIONS,
PEOPLE TALK ABOUT."

—Of Course!

• TIE REST NI IIIMC
• PECS • SPEAKERS
• DANCES • CURVE
ANALYST

• CARICATURE ARTISTS Ns

352-7387

J *

By TEDD SCHNEIDER

How does Francois Truf-
faut, whose films are noted
f or their tenderness and
Stafford's

warmth, handle the Nazi
West Bloomfield's Only Comedy Show

occupation of France, a cold

and brutal subject?
Fri.
He handles it the way he
DAN
BALLARD
UNCLE DUNKLE

know best: with the same
LOWELL SANDERS
KELLY ROSSMAN
*_ subtle tone that has marked
$5 adm. — one drink min.

his 22-years as one of

France's leading directors.
Reservations: 851-8952
With "The Last Metro,"
Prod. by Seymour Schwartz Agency, 356-8525
*
Truffaut demonstrates that
STAFFORD'S KIDS CABARET
*
an audience need not be be-
FREE BIRTHDAY CAKE TO PARTIES *
AMAZING MICHAEL, Master Magician
aten into submission with a
851-8952 * message in order for it to
$4 person, incl. lunch & show, Sat. 1 p.m.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * sink in.
Detroiters will have a
chance to see the movie,
'""" WITH THIS COUPON —
which received a 1981
Academy Award nomina-
tion for best foreign film,
Aug. 7-9 and 14-16 at the
Detroit Institute of Arts.
Performances are scheduled
for 7 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays and Sundays
at 4 and 7 p.m.
"The Last Metro" is the
story of Lucas Steiner
, (Heinz Bennent), a' re-
gpected German-Jewish
5 pc. Place Setting or More
stage director who is
forced to go under-
ground amid mounting
4
anti-Semitism in. 1942,
Franklin Shopping Plaza Northwestern at 12 Mile, Southfield
and his wife, Marion
(Catherine Deneuve),
357-1121
who must take over the
administrative respon-
sibilities of the theater in
addition to her acting
chores. The problems- she
must confront include
the ominous threats of
the theater critic Daxiat
NEW COMPUTERIZED
(Jean-Louis Richard), the
romantic appeal of her
SECURITY EQUIPMENT
new leading man, Ber-
nard (Gerard Depardieu)
and the curfew which re-
1.4
II
quires their curtain to
*me..
- - -

come down in time for the
evening's final subway
-
.,
train.
I NC

ow Ow

in HEBREW COPY AVAILABLE •

COMEDY CAPERS at

& Sat., 2 shows: 8:45 & 10:45 p.m.

*

---

30 OFF

io

MIKASA

DINNERWARE

PLAZA SUITE

—J

BURGLAR ALARMS

ALLSTATE
ALARM
SYSTEMS

4









'

Central Station Monitoring

Thousands of satisfied customers

CALL THE

ROTT BROS

MARTY
CY
SHEL

255-1

17534 W. 7 MILE, DETROIT

LICENSED BY
MICH. DEPT. OF STATE POLICE:

It also is the story of the
frustration brought about
by the occupation. The
tearing apart of livelihoods
and relationships that af-
fected both Jews and -gen-
tiles is demonstrated by the
two main characters. Truf-
faut's characters are im-
believable,
mensely
whether they are hiding il-
legal food in cases normally

S. J. Hillenberg, M.D. pc and Bruce R. Deschere, M.D., Board
Certified Specialists in Family Practice, wish to announce the
association of Anthony N. Vettraino, M.D. and Cynthia L. Fisher,
M.D. pc at 29829 Telegraph Road, 1 block north of Tel-Twelve
Mall, in Suite 203 of the Farmbrook Medical building (on the west
side of Telegraph).

Office Hours by appointment will be week days from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. and starting in August from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday for more urgent problems.

Phone No. 354 3030

-

Fee for service at time of service with considera-
tion for acceptable insurance programs.

The associated physicians will offer complete and
personalized family medical care to the
neighboring communities.

used for musical instru-
ments or plotting escape
routes around the latest
Nazi advances.
Anti-Semitism touched
nearly every facet of French
life during the dark days of
the occupation, and out-
standing, yet understated
performances by Bennent,
Deneuve, Depardieu and
others in the large cast
leave an indelible impres-
sion. They acknowledge
that Hitler has dealt them
a viscious blow, but that
their task now is to survive,
then resurface with new-
found strength.
In one scene, an actor
named Rosen is turned
down for a part when he
cannot supply documenta-
tion proving three genera-
tions of Aryan descent. And
when Depardieu comes to
the theater to audition for
the role of the leading man,
he must sign a statement
that neither he, his parents,
or his grandparents are of
"Jewish descent."

When Daxiat, the critic,
complains to Madame
Steiner that the new play
"reeks of Jewish
nihilism," but tries to sof-
ten his critique by saying
that her husband is
different from all the
other Jews, Steiner, who
hears the entire charade
while in his cellar hiding
place must fightback the
urge to scream a stinging
reply to his detractor. In-
stead, he attaches a huge
false nose to -his face,
showing that he is indeed
Jewish and far from
being a nihilist, he seeks
to challenge the fate that
the–Nazis have handed
him.
The question of responsi-
bility for one's actions under
adverse conditions is also

No' Complexes
for Israel
Says Beg i n

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Premier Menahem Begin
said at the closing ceremony
of the 11th Maccabia Games
earlier this month that Is-
rael does not suffer from a
"Massada complex." In fact,
he noted, "Israel does not
have any complexes at all.
We are free men and
women."
But if Israel has no Mas-
sada complex, it does have
"Modi'in consciousness,"
the premier declared. Mod-
i'in is where the Maccabees
launched their uprising
against the Syrian empire.
"We learn from Massada
how never to reach it and
from Modi'in how to do it.
There will never again be a
downfall with heroism.
Whenever necessary, there
will always be heroism with
victory," Begin said.
The premier was reacting
to a recent article.. in the
New York Times comparing
Israel to Massada. He urged
, the Maccabia athletes to
write to the Times to tell its
editor that Israel has no
Massada complex.

Heinz Bennent, who portrayg a German-Jewish
stage director, and Catherine Deneuve, who plays his
wife, are shown in a scene from Francois Truffaut's
The Last Metro". The film will be presented next
month by the Detroit Film Theater at the Detroit Insti-
tute of Arts.
explored in the film. Truf- Heaven") shot the film
faut's wish to portray the using only available light,
theater critic, a Nazi sym- casting somber shadoes in
pathizer, as being just as many of the dimly lit
hideous as the Nazis them- scenes. Using high camera
selves, brings out a point locations eliminated the
that many previous films appearance of the sky or the
concerning the Holocaust sun in the outdoor scenes,
giving the movie a claus-
have missed.
Although only three or trophobic effect.
George Delerue's score
four German characters ap-
pear in the entire movie, further heightens the
and in relatively inconse- audience'S awareness of
quential scenes at that, the the bleak setting.
Truffaut, who differs from
viewer still comes away
with the feeling that the American directors in many
Nazis were always present, respects, shares one quality
waiting around every with the best U.S. filmmak-
corner, to enforce the in- ers, he has the ability to
humane regulations they take a good screenplay, good
had put forth. This is due, in actors, and good techni-
part, to the photography cians, combine them all,
and come up with a great
and music.
Cinematographer Nestor film. This is'exactly what he
Almendros ("Kramer vs. has done with "The Last
Kramer," "Days of Metro."

Needy Israeli Youth Target
of Basketball Court Gift

TEL AVIV (JTA) —
David Zinkoff of Philadel-
phia, Pa., renowned the
world over as the leading
sports public address an-
nouncer, who was in Israel
for the Maccabia Games,
dedicated a basketball court
on the roof of the Jaffa
community center, during'
the last day of the games.
Zinkoff donated the court
to the undernourished
youngsters of Sephardic
families after learning of
the plight of the kids who
attend the Jewish Commu-
nity Center.
The center's principal,
Rabbi David Protovitz, of
Brooklyn, N.Y., advised the
Zink, as he is affectionately
known, that the JCC needed
another basketball court for
the youngsters and Zinkoff
came up with the necessary
funding.
For many years Zinkoff
was the voice of the
Philadelphia Sphas in
the old American Bas-
ketball League and in re-
cent years has served in
the same capacity for the
Philadelphia 76ers of the
National Basketball
Association.
On their international
tours, which took them all
over the world for many
years, Zinkoff did the an-
nouncing for the Harlem

DAVID ZINKOFF

Globe Trotters. He was
commended for his mic-
rophone techniques by
Soviet President Leonid
Brezhnev who attended the
Globe Trotters exhibitions
in Moscow and heard the
Zink perform.

Jewish Doctrine
Forbids Suicide

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Suicide is banned by Jewish
law — even in cases of ter-
minal illness. This was ex-
plained last week by
Sephardi Chief Rabbi
Ovadia Yosef following a
'suicide pact" episode, re-
ported recently involving
an Israeli docto• and his
ife who both, found they
were suffering from incura-
ble cancer.

w

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan