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Today You Are a Fountain Pen (2002)

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Set in 1989, during the historical week in which the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. The film is a poignant story about a unique relationship between a grandfather and his grandson before ... See full summary »

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Set in 1989, during the historical week in which the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. The film is a poignant story about a unique relationship between a grandfather and his grandson before the boys Bar Mitzvah. The grandfather teaches the boy a small lesson about growing up, while the boy helps the grandfather, a holocaust survivor, open up and tell his story, for the first time. Written by Galaga1989

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A touching story of a relationship between a grandfather and his grandson
8 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This heartfelt film portrays a young boy struggling to become a young man in the Jewish religion. The relationship between the grandfather and grandson is at the center of the film and progresses through the story. Holocaust survivors are more likely to share their stories with their grandchildren as opposed to their children and this film displays this remarkably. With the aging of Holocaust survivors, it is imperative that their stories be known. The third generation will now be the keepers of their stories so their struggle and triumph will never be forgotten. As a Holocaust survivor, the grandfather passes on his legacy as a survivor to his grandson in this film. The acting of the grandfather is superb and the struggle of the young boy is common. A family film worth seeing!


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