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R | | Drama, War | 9 May 2008 (USA)
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A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.

Director:

Jeremy Podeswa

Writers:

Anne Michaels (novel), Jeremy Podeswa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Kay ... Jakob Beer (child)
Monika Schurmann ... Jakob's Mother
Nina Dobrev ... Bella
Jordan Pettle ... Jakob's Father
Rade Serbedzija ... Athos Roussos (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Vieslav Krystyan ... Polish Cab Driver
John Watson John Watson ... German Checkpoint Soldier
Stephen Dillane ... Jakob Beer
Rosamund Pike ... Alex
Maggie Huculak ... Librarian
Devon Bostick ... Ben (Teenager)
Diego Matamoros Diego Matamoros ... Jozef
Sarah Orenstein ... Sara
Gray Powell ... Alan
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... 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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He found himself in the love around him. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Festival Access (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

O Tannenbaum
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Heard at the first Christmas party in Canada
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Powerful film
16 October 2010 | by vendu-maisonSee all my reviews

Wonderful film not be missed. All the characters are very well developed, and portrayed with sensitivity. People with a troubled past will identify with the protagonists soul searching journey, especially if you have been affected by the holocaust. The musical score just serves to tighten that chocking feeling as the viewer attempts to suppress tears. The cinematography is masterful in capturing some of the most beautiful sea side scenes available in Mediterranean Europe (Greece).

The writer protagonist (Stephen Dillane) is well experienced playing introspective roles, as he also played the husband of Virginia Wolf (Nicole Kidman) in "The Hours."


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Country:

Greece | Canada

Language:

English | Greek | Yiddish | German

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beglio užrašai See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,212, 4 May 2008

Gross USA:

$635,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$843,945
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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