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The Memory Thief (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 14 April 2007 (USA)
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A growing obsession with the Holocaust exacerbates the mental breakdown of a lonely tollbooth operator.


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Credited cast:
Mark Webber ... Lukas
Rachel Miner ... Mira
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Adler ... Mr. Zweig
Patrick Bauchau ... Mr. Fisher
Kevin Breznahan ... The Clerk
Farah Cabrera Farah Cabrera ... Nurse (as Farah Afnan)
June Claman June Claman ... Zvi's Wife
Blu de Golyer ... Skinhead
Chris Ellis ... Mr. DeSilva
Brian Patrick Farrell ... Mort
Jamie Fox Jamie Fox
Brent David Fraser ... Pound Custodian
Jeremy Fultz ... Intern #1
Avi K. Garg ... Man on Phone
Mary Pat Gleason ... Hospital Patient


A growing obsession with the Holocaust exacerbates the mental breakdown of a lonely tollbooth operator.

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What if your past belongs to someone else...?






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Release Date:

14 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inconsolable See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stark Raving Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Both Zev and Mr. Zweig are too young to be actual Holocaust survivors. They would have been babies during 1939-1945, and they would also not be marked with identification tattoos. See more »


Lukas: I have a hard time remembering my own past, so I remember the pasts of others.
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An arresting take on the experience a new generation has encountering the Holocaust.
22 November 2014 | by erichkarolySee all my reviews

I am in favor of all takes and discussion of what I agree with Arthur Miller called the single most important thing to try and understand about the 20th century. This story is, on the surface, a character study of a descent into madness, although without any back-story to the main character, a lot is asked of the audience to follow him down the rabbit hole. The more effective exploration is perhaps the subjects of history and memory that are argued by the various characters our 'protagonist' encounters.

The authors of the film may maintain that their story's ending is deliberately undefined (there is no Commentary on the DVD), but I usually get the feeling in cases like this that they boxed themselves into a corner they couldn't find a way out of - and perhaps that's also the reason for the lack of a history for Lukas. That said, it is an extraordinary film, and I intend to read the book it was based on.

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