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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
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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Ben (Teenager)
Diego Matamoros ...
Jozef
Sarah Orenstein ...
Sara
Gray Powell ...
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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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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Too long and slow.
16 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

I couldn't resist feeling this is director's self-loving creation. And I'm here to admire his talents... Quite boring and unabsorbing movie. I was expecting much, much more given IMDb score... Subject of the movie also added to the expectations. Unfortunately, that's about it. Big disappointment. I left few times (in my mind). In reality I was hoping something would develop. Any minute now. Very slow.... But nada. Reminds me of European school. Directors forget about viewers and get tangled in their own world... Aftermovie I've checked demographics of voting= chick flick. Should have checked it before wasting my time... Sorry.


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