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Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | | Drama, War | 12 December 2008 (USA)
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In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Adam Stein
... Commandant Klein
... Dr. Nathan Gross
... Gina Grey
... Rachel Shwester (as Hana Laszlo)
... Abe Wolfowitz
... Gretchen Stein
Tudor Rapiteanu ... David
... Frau Fogel
... Arthur
... Ruth Edelson
... Dr. Uri Slonim
Shmuel Edelman ... Dr. Shapiro (as Schmuel Edelman)
... Tarshish (as Yoram Tolledano)
... Golomb
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"Adam Resurrected" follows the story of Adam Stein, a charismatic patient at a mental institution for Holocaust survivors in Israel, 1961. He reads minds and confounds his doctors, lead by Nathan Gross. Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer--cabaret impresario, circus owner, magician, musician--loved by audiences and Nazis alike until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Commandant's "dog", entertaining him while his wife and daughter are sent off to die. Years later we find him at the Institute. One day, Adam smells something, hears a sound. "Who brought a dog in here?" he asks Gross. Gross denies there is a dog but Adam finds him--a young boy raised in a basement on a chain. Adam and the boy see and recognize each other as dogs--and their journey begins. "Adam Resurrected" is the story of a man who once was a dog who meets a dog who once was a boy. Written by Anonymous

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In a world gone mad, being insane was just a way to fit in. See more »

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Rated R for some disturbing behavior, sexuality, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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12 December 2008 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Moni Moshonov was cast as Arthur but had to drop due to schedule conflict and was replaced by comedian-actor Idan Alterman. See more »

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Commandant Klein identifies himself as Untersturmführer (second lieutenant) but he wears collar tabs of Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel). See more »

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Adam Stein: I had once the beautiful Father Land. The oak tree grew so high there. Silence nodded softly. It was a dream. It kissed me in German. It spoke in German. You would hardly believe how good it sounded. The words, Ich liebe dich, I love you. It *was* a dream...
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Tannhäuser Ouverture
Written by Richard Wagner
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By courtesy of Universal Publishing Production Music GmbH
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Sanity is pleasant and calm, but there is no greatness, no true joy...
25 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Willem Dafoe is now Commandant Klein, and he is in charge of a concentration camp. Previously, he was a guest at a show of one of Germany's greatest clowns, Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum), and now Stein stands before him in his camp. He graciously agrees to free Stein if he does two things, (1) act like a dog for his amusement, and (2) play the violin while his wife and daughter march to their deaths in the gas chamber.

Having lost his humanity, Adam is in and out of mental institutions while living in Israel. The patients love him, the doctor (Derek Jacobi) is fascinated with his case, and the head nurse (Ayelet Zurer)wants his body - why, I could never figure out.

Adam comes upon a young boy (Tudor Rapiteanu) in the cellar of the institution and begins a transformation that not only cures the boy, but restores his humanity.

The back and forth flashback may be disturbing to some, but it is essential to the story, and gives us a chance to enjoy the excellence that Dafoe brings to the screen.

Goldblum is excellent, as he always is.


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