Saul Rubinek, who played Mr Feinman, is the son of Holocaust survivors and was born in a Refugee camp in Germany See more »
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This is a wonderful and haunting film. It tells the story of two boys who grow up together. They are brothers through circumstances: the violinist child prodigy from the Warsaw Jewish community and the London lad who eventually befriends him when they are brought together. The story revolves around the sudden disappearance, on the day of his virtuoso concert, of the prodigy. Only near the end of the film do we discover why.
The film brilliantly deals with multiple layers and flashbacks, with perfect pacing and quite outstanding acting. The musical score is phenomenal.
This is a film about tragedy and loss, about how trauma lives on. It perfectly weaves the themes of ethnicity and religion.
It's a superb, haunting, film which I have not done justice here. In part that's because I don't want to do a review with spoilers. You have to go and see this film and allow your soul to be transported by the wonderful cinematography, script and musical score.
They don't make films as beautiful and brilliant as this very often. Go see it.
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