Reunion (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  17 May 1989 (France)
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Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Strauss
Hans Strauss, as a young man
Count Konradin von Lohenburg
Françoise Fabian ...
Countess von Lohenburg
Maureen Kerwin ...
Dorothea Alexander ...
Old Countess Gertrud
Frank Baker ...
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Tim Barker ...
Zimmermann - a teacher
Imke Barnstedt ...
Girl in Tax Building
Prince Hubertus
Alan Bowyer ...
Jacques Brunet ...
Count von Lohenburg
Robert Dietl ...
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Luc-Antoine Diquéro ...
Young Lover


Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. After that summer and the election of Hitler, things change as anti-semitism gains fervor. After the core of the film deals with that era, the film flashes to the present and the Jewish man now returns to his boyhood home and seeks his old friend with some surprises. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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A rare example of involving storytelling.
10 January 2004 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

I saw the film only once, way back in 1989 when it came out in Europe. I was very touched than: the film, its characters, colors, landscapes and music echoed in my head and heart for a long time after, although I remember beeing under heavy private and professional pressure at the time.

Those echos never stopped to come up, and two weeks ago, after a long night with some friends discussing films, directors and so forth, Jerry Schatzberg's name came up, and I could not withstand to recount my experience with REUNION. The day after I rented the film: believe me, after 15 years it had almost the same effect on me. "Almost" because after 15 years I have changed...

I'd hope more people would make films like that, not only plotwise: Schatzberg's craftsmanship and art of storytelling makes him one of the finest artists of his kind.

P.S.: If in this review I would rather not talk about the plot, characters or other details, this is because I don't want to spoil your viewing pleasure. If a review makes you curious, go rent the film: you will not be disappointed...

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