THE LAST MENTSCH
Jewish Film Festival, April 30 - May 4
Presented by The North Louisiana Jewish Federation.
Marcus Schwarz has denied his Jewish heritage all his life. After surviving the horrors of Auschwitz, he tried to forget by creating a new identity for himself in Germany.
But when Marcus decides he wants to be buried in a Jewish cemetery, and the rabbis don’t believe he’s Jewish, he is forced to return to his childhood Hungarian village – with a young Turkish woman at the wheel – to prove his identity. It’s a life-changing trip for both.
With all his family gone and no remaining records – except the faded tattoo on his forearm – Marcus’s only hope is to return to the Hungarian village where he grew up to try to find proof of his birth. He enlists a young Turkish woman to drive him there, resulting in a journey that will change them both forever.