In this sharp Argentine romantic comedy, Uriel is a dedicated single dad who runs the family business by day. At night, he is a Jewish Don Juan and a professional gambler who has mastered the art of bluffing. One weekend, Uriel runs into his old girlfriend Gloria and the attraction between the two is palpable. No surprise there, Daniel Burman, one of Argentina’s leading directors has cast the Oscar-winning singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler alongside the sexy actress Valeria Bertuccelli. Years ago, Gloria dumped Uriel without explanation and now the ladies man pulls out all the stops to win her back. But is Uriel a changed man or is he just not used to rejection? At first everything seems to be going swimmingly, but then Uriel plays the wrong card. He doesn’t want to admit what he does for a living and tells Gloria that he is a big time music producer who is mounting the comeback of a Jewish rocker. This white lie gets Uriel into some pretty hot water and he quickly learns that his poker face may not always be the key to hitting the jackpot. But with the help of a punk rock Hassidic rabbi, this Casanova just might get what he is looking for.
Daniel Burman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 29, 1973.
In 1993, his short documetary "En Que Estacion Estamos…?" (In Which Station Are We…?) received UNESCO's Honorable Mention Award.
In 1994 his script "Ninos Envueltos" was given an award at the Annual Short Subject Film Contest of the Argentine Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute (INCAA) and was filmed during the course of that year. The short was presented in 1995 as part of a feature film in episodes titled "Historias Breves" (Short Stories), which premiered at a film exhibition in the city of Buenos Aires with excellent public and critical acclaim.
In 1995, his film "Un Crisantemo Estalla En Cincoesquinas" was presented in numerous international festivals: Sundance Film Festival, Berlinale (Official Selection), San Sebastian, La Habana, Nantes, Russian International Film Festival (FIPRESCI Award) and Le Festival des Films de Monde in Montreal.
In 1997 he produced "Plaza de Almas" by Fernando Diaz, multiawarded at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Best Latin American Film, Audience Award), OCIC, and Best Film at the Chicago Film Festival.
In 1998, Burman produced Mercedes Guevara's "Rio Escondido".
In 1999 he was Executive Producer of the film "Garage Olimpo", a French-Italian-Argentine production directed by Marco Bechis, which was invited to Cannes '99 and was a winner of more than 20 international awards.
In 2000 he directed "Esperando Al Mesias" (Waiting for the Messiah), his second feature film, which was awarded a special acting prize for Enrique Pineyro at the Novo Cine Festival in Buenos Aires.