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Fugitive Pieces (2007)

R | | Adventure, Drama, War | 9 May 2008 (USA)
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 Beer (child)
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Jakob's Mother
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Bella
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Jakob's Father
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Athos Roussos (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Polish Cab Driver
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German Checkpoint Soldier
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Librarian
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Ben (Teenager)
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Jozef
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Sara
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Alan
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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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Adventure | Drama | War

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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9 May 2008 (USA)  »

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La mémoire en fuite  »

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Budget:

CAD 12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,212, 4 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$634,379, 10 August 2008
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1.85 : 1
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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #5.40 (2008) See more »

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O Tannenbaum
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Heard at the first Christmas party in Canada
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One of the best pictures we have ever seen....
12 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

We had no idea in advance of this movie...but we were overwhelmed totally. To us, it is an Academy Award Nominee to say the least. Rarely does a picture such as this, is able to move anyone emotionally as well as creating love and inspiration about the human soul. We will not go into the contents of the film...but if you do not see it, you would be missing something in your life. It's that good. I do not understand why it has not been shown in larger movie venues. We saw this in a small theater, similar to an art film setting. Go run ..give yourself a lift in life experience and see this film. We can't wait till it's on a DVD so we can buy it and enjoy it again.


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