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Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | | Drama, War | 12 December 2008 (USA)
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In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.

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Dr. Nathan Gross
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Gina Grey
Hana Laszlo ...
Rachel Shwester
Joachim Król ...
Abe Wolfowitz
Evgenia Dodina ...
Gretchen Stein
Tudor Rapiteanu ...
David
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Frau Fogel
Idan Alterman ...
Arthur
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Ruth Edelson
Dror Keren ...
Dr. Uri Slonim
Shmuel Edelman ...
Dr. Shapiro (as Schmuel Edelman)
Yoram Toledano ...
Tarshish (as Yoram Tolledano)
Mickey Leon ...
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"Adam Resurrected" follows the story of Adam Stein, a charismatic patient at a mental institution for Holocaust survivors in Israel, 1961. He reads minds and confounds his doctors, lead by Nathan Gross. Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer--cabaret impresario, circus owner, magician, musician--loved by audiences and Nazis alike until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Commandant's "dog", entertaining him while his wife and daughter are sent off to die. Years later we find him at the Institute. One day, Adam smells something, hears a sound. "Who brought a dog in here?" he asks Gross. Gross denies there is a dog but Adam finds him--a young boy raised in a basement on a chain. Adam and the boy see and recognize each other as dogs--and their journey begins. "Adam Resurrected" is the story of a man who once was a dog who meets a dog who once was a boy. Written by Anonymous

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A story of survival and redemption unlike any other. See more »

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Rated R for some disturbing behavior, sexuality, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Klein's insignias, uniform and medals show he is part of the Wehrmacht - the German Military - and not a member of the SS. This would indicate his importance was rather minor. Although it's not a mistake, it is rather odd, as concentration camps were usually run my the SS, leaving the Wehrmacht to run prisoner camps. See more »

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The medal Commandant Klein wears around his neck is an Iron Cross first class with oak leaves and swords. This medal, awarded for merits on the battle front, was only given if the recipient already had the second class iron cross, which is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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[first lines]
Adam Stein: I had once the beautiful Father Land. The oak tree grew so high there. Silence nodded softly. It was a dream. It kissed me in German. It spoke in German. You would hardly believe how good it sounded. The words, Ich liebe dich, I love you. It *was* a dream...
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Nachtviolen
Written by Franz Schubert
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (as Elisabeth Schwartzkopf)
Piano: Edwin Fischer
By courtesy of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
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13 May 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the best movie I have seen in a very long time. A completely intriguing script, with some really good acting. Jeff Golblum is playing a Jewish man and lands a powerful and extraordinary performance. Although he has faults at the beginning with the accent, he clearly improves during the movie. This is not a gruesome war movie. In fact, I didn't see one person murdered. It's a psychological drama that revolves around the tormented soul that Jeff Golblum portrays. A tragedy mixed with really dark humour that will keep your attention for the entirety of the film. It's rare that you see Hollywood actors doing such dark, confronting, art-house kind of movies, but this one works and I'm going to recommend it to lots of people.


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