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Fugitive Pieces (2007)

R  |   |  Drama  |  9 May 2008 (USA)
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A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.

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Jakob's Mother
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Jordan Pettle ...
Jakob's Father
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Athos Roussos (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Polish Cab Driver
John Watson ...
German Checkpoint Soldier
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Maggie Huculak ...
Librarian
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Diego Matamoros ...
Sarah Orenstein ...
Sara
Gray Powell ...
Alan
Dmitry Chepovetsky ...
John
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Middle aged Jakob Beer reflects on his life, this reflection which is all consuming. He is a Polish born and raised Jew. When he was an adolescent, his parents were shot dead and his sister Bella hauled away by the Nazis during World War II. Jakob witnessed these events from a hideout in their home. Running away, Jakob was found by Athos Roussos, a Greek national working on an archaeological project in Poland. Athos managed to smuggle Jakob out of Poland back to his native Greece. A few years later, Athos and Jakob moved to Canada where Athos began work as a teacher. Jakob has continual dreams about Bella, especially her piano playing but never knew Bella's ultimate fate. Jakob's reflections, especially the emotions stemming from his thoughts, lead to him becoming a writer of a successful book. His marriage to his first wife Alex, an outgoing and upbeat woman, fails because he can't get out of the somberness connected to his past at this time of his life. It isn't until he comes to ... Written by Huggo

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The heart never forgets. See more »

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

9 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La mémoire en fuite  »

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Budget:

CAD 12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$102,212 (USA) (2 May 2008)

Gross:

$634,379 (USA) (8 August 2008)
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O Tannenbaum
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Give me my neurons back, please
2 December 2012 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

This movie is perfect but only if you want to deeply fall asleep, and the first 20 minutes should be enough do the work. But if you feel able to endure the suffering beyond that point, I've got something to tell you: it's not gonna get better at any point, nothing is ever gonna happen, it's the same crap over and over again. What a silly lost of time and what a waste of brain power. I feel mercilessly violated by this movie, which should have never been filmed at all, in the first place. Talking to the producers of this piece of nothing: ever thought about including some story into the project? Yes, "story", hello! anybody? I know it may sound like doing hard work and stuff but sometimes it is necessary, like when, you know..., like when you want to produce and deliver a meaningful film and not just rhetoric crap.


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