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Death in Love (2008)

R | | Drama, Romance, War | 17 July 2009 (USA)
The devastating legacy of a liaison between a concentration camp inmate and a Nazi doctor reflects on the lives of her sons.

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Eldest Son
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The Mother
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Beautiful Woman
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Young Model
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Young Girl
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Asian Woman
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The Doctor
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Young Brother
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Young Mother
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During World War II, a Jewish woman saves her life thanks to a love affair with a doctor in charge of human experiments in a Nazi concentration camp. The woman then marries and moves to New York, where she raises two emotionally stunted sons. The eldest son battles his sense of disconnection from life while working at a scam modeling agency, where he befriends a charming young co-worker who begins to restore in him a sense of excitement and purpose. The neurotic younger son is locked in a compulsive, co-dependent relationship with his mother. Written by Alma Har'el

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Sin. Suffer. Repeat. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for disturbing violent and graphic sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Les Ombres du passé  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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None of the characters have names, the screenplay was written specifically for all the characters not to address each other by name. See more »

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Eldest Son: No, don't. Please, don't leave. I'm sorry.
Beautiful Woman: For what?
Eldest Son: It... just... I'm sorry.
Beautiful Woman: No, you're not.
Eldest Son: What the hell is that supposed to mean? I'm telling you I'm sorry, and you're telling me that I'm not for nothing will change that. I'm sorry.
Beautiful Woman: No. You can say whatever you want to say, and you cannot take it back. You're not sorry. From that impassive tone of voice and those empty eyes, you're not sorry.
Eldest Son: Please don't go. You're hurt about what I said. I'm sorry.
Beautiful Woman: No... you're not.
Eldest Son: It's not like I did ...
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Fantastic script, good video and a philosophical plot - a movie that thinking people will enjoy
12 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't let the first few seconds scare you away. After that, the remaining initial nine minutes of dialog in this movie grabbed my attention. As a 49 year old guy, it was like the conversation that I've been holding in my own head was exposed, thoughts that I've never admitted to another human because of my shame, somehow brought out into the public for everyone to hear. Unbelievably honest, real, certainly a glimpse into my very brain with the same rationale and conclusions that I have come to in my own life.

If you've lived enough of live, you recognize the maternal instinct of the mother for her disadvantaged son. She protects him, puts up with him and shows a patience that only a guilt laden (whether deservedly so or not) mother will demonstrate. Her description of the call of her jilted boyfriend's parent's call is also not out of the ordinary for some of us. The acting of the disabled son, the emotion, absolutely fantastic and realistic. Unbelievably realistic, like looking into someone's personal life.

The movie only gets better. Watch it if you're interested in exploring the shadows of the human condition in an honest, thought provoking manner. Bravo!


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