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It undoubtedly opens itself to criticism on several fronts, most pointedly its overly familiar subject matter—dementia, the Holocaust, revenge, and Nazi-chasing—coupled with its equally well-worn structure—in this instance, a story told within the framework of a cross-country-pursuit thriller.
Oversaturation and the lack of new insights can also be numbing. Contrary to what others have written, it is a wholly original, compelling movie with a top-notch cast headed by a brilliant Christopher Plummer.
And while the narrative unfolds within the tired road-trip context, its gravitas is in no way diminished by the genre. Both men lost their families at Auschwitz and, as Max implies, they had reached an agreement many years earlier that at the end of their lives, the stronger of the two would track down and kill Rudy Kurlander, the surviving Nazi who was responsible for the death of their loved ones.
A particularly sadistic figure, Kurlander assumed a new identity in the post-war years and escaped to the West.
The problem is that there are four Rudy Kurlanders scattered across North America. When his absence is discovered, the authorities are notified, but somehow Zev slips through the cracks and eludes them. He also has no difficulty purchasing a gun. The vivid snippet shows how easy it is to obtain a gun, but more interestingly the widely held view of the aged as impotent.
But this is not any old senior. Zev is haunted by his Holocaust memories, faltering though they are and filtered through the prism of time and senility.
His somewhat befuddled mental state adds an unexpected, thought-provoking layer, suggesting that the Nazi pursuit at this stage of the game is perhaps pointless when the handful of surviving players on both sides are ancient at best and may not fully be there anymore.
In many ways, Zev is functioning by rote. He is also able to sit down at the piano and fluently play complex pieces without so much as a page of sheet music. But in this context, his intuitive musical memory functions metaphorically as well.
The film also allows viewers to feel that precisely because there are few survivors and the Nazi atrocities could so easily be forgotten, there is every reason to track down the culprits, especially now.
Time is of the essence.
Memory minds. It minds who you are, but, more particularly, who you were. It minds who you love, but, quite peculiarly, who you hate. For Zev and Max, it all has been a long ride till metin2sell.comor: Atom Egoyan. Date with destiny Emilie de Ravin and Robert Pattinson in Remember Me If Robert Pattinson is to forge a rewarding career outside of the Twilight franchise, he'll need a better getaway vehicle. Sep 18, · Remember review: Christopher Plummer Nazi revenge road movie as subtle as a swastika 1 / 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars. Egoyan is keen to make it third time unlucky with Remember, a film that 1/5.
His killer German shepherd is called Eva. Still, his obsessive hatred of Jews is terrifying. Zev soon learns he was not Kurlander the guard, but one of his victims, a non-Jewish homosexual, also bearing the branding on his forearm.
In the four confrontations—and each one is singular—Zev embodies an array of emotions from reluctance to fear to doubt to hate to even pity.
Remember offers a multi-levelled and nuanced interpretation. Click here for cast and crew information.Remember is a drama-thriller film directed by Atom Egoyan and written by Benjamin August.
Starring Christopher Plummer, Bruno Ganz, Jürgen Prochnow, Heinz Lieven, Henry Czerny, Dean Norris and Martin Landau, .
Remember tells the story of Zev Guttman (Academy Award (R) Winner Christopher Plummer), a year-old struggling with memory loss who is living out his final years in a serene retirement home.
A 73%. "Remember Me" is a smart, engaging drama about young love flourishing amid sadness and loss. The story ends on Sept. 11, , in New York, which, depending on your point of view, further. Nov 09, · Watch video · Review: ‘I Remember You’ Is a Piercing Horror Film From Iceland. Image. Anna Gunndis Gudmundsdottir as Katrin in “I Remember You.” “I Remember You.
Mar 14, · Plummer is a focused and detail-oriented actor, and he seems to be giving the movie what it wants: a numbed, aloof, recessive performance that we can project our assumptions and anxieties onto. But considering the emotional power of what Guttman has been through, there are moments when we want more from the character and the film/5.
Remember tells the story of Zev Guttman (Academy Award (R) Winner Christopher Plummer), a year-old struggling with memory loss who is living out his final years in a serene retirement home%.