The JCC of the North Shore is screening “Farewell Mister Haffmann” as part of its 10th annual Film Festival. The festival, which runs through May 24, features movies from around the world with a Jewish connection.
After the Nazi occupation of Paris (1942), a talented jeweler, Joseph Haffmann, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee, François Mercier, the chance to take over his store. Mercier, an ordinary man, also aspires to start a family with Blanche, the woman he loves. Faced with the German occupation, the two men will have no other choice but to conclude an agreement whose consequences, over the months, will upset the fate of all three characters.