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THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ

(1974)
120 mins | Classics | Family & Family Relationships | Literature |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandNR
Nova Scotia14
P.E.I.14
New Brunswick14
Quebec13+
OntarioPG
Manitoba14A
SaskatchewanNR
AlbertaA
British ColumbiaNR
Northwest TerritoriesA
NunavutA
YukonNR

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Writer(s): Lionel Chetwynd and Mordecai Richler, based on his novel

Star(s): Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid

Synopsis:

Duddy Kravitz (Dreyfuss) is a brash, working-class Jewish kid from Montreal determined to make a name for himself — no matter what it takes. Taking to heart his grandfather’s advice that “a man without land is nothing,” Duddy gets involved in a series of get-rich-quick schemes in order to purchase a lakeshore property in the Laurentian mountains.

As his business ventures backf ire in different ways, Duddy must come to terms with the fact that he’s attaining his goals at the expense of something more important — friendship and love.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and won Film of the Year at the Canadian Film Awards.

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About the Director

Ted Kotcheff

Toronto-born Kotcheff has produced and directed films in the UK, the US and Canada, including Fun with Dick and Jane, Joshua Then and Now, and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

THE APPRENTICESHIP OF  DUDDY KRAVITZ

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Dubbing

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