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Remember (2015)

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With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person he believes to be responsible for the death of his family in the death camp to kill him himself.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zev Guttman
... Paula
Amanda Smith ... Cele
... Max Rosenbaum
... Max's Aide
Howard Jerome ... Rabbi
... Charles Guttman
... Zev's Great Grandaughter
Liza Balkan ... Rebecca Guttman
... New York Taxi Driver
... Amtrak Train Conductor
... Tyler
... Retirement Home Director
... Tyler's Dad
Patrick Haye ... Cleveland Town Car Driver
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"Remember" is the contemporary story of Zev, who discovers that the Nazi guard who murdered his family some 70 years ago is living in America under an assumed identity. Despite the obvious challenges, Zev sets out on a mission to deliver long-delayed justice with his own trembling hand. What follows is a remarkable cross-continent road-trip with surprising consequences. Written by 72nd Venice International Film Festival

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Dark truths will come to light. See more »


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Rated R for a sequence of violence and language | See all certifications »

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17 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Recuerdos secretos  »

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Budget:

CAD 13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,489, 13 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$637,555, 5 June 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the Holocaust, concentration camp prisoners only received tattoos at one location, the infamous Auschwitz complex, which consisted of the concentration camp Auschwitz I (Main Camp), the extermination camp Auschwitz II (Auschwitz-Birkenau), and the work camp Auschwitz III (Monowitz and sub camps). Only the prisoners selected for work were issued serial numbers. The other prisoners, who arrived by train and were deemed unfit for hard labor - like children, young teenagers, pregnant women, the handicapped and the elderly - were sent directly to the gas chambers and murdered. The gas chambers were disguised as showers to prevent possible revolts. These victims were never registered and received no tattoos. This is one of the reasons, why it is difficult today to estimate the exact number of victims. See more »

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The security guard pulls the pistol out and asks if it's a Glock. The Glock design is very distinctive, and unique; so anyone who knows what a Glock is doesn't have to ask. Also, "Glock" is engraved on the slide. See more »

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[first lines]
Zev Gutman: [waking up] Ruth? Ruth?
Zev Gutman: [emerging from his room] Where's my wife?
Paula: Mr. Guttman! You can't be sneaking up on me like that!
Zev Gutman: Where is my wife? Where is Ruth?
Paula: I'm sorry, Mr. Guttman, your wife passed away about a week ago.
Zev Gutman: Ah.
[sitting down]
Zev Gutman: Oh. I'm sorry. Who are you?
Paula: My name's Paula. I was Mrs. Guttman's nursing aide. Your family asked me to stay on for another week or two. Let's get some breakfast. You'll be feeling better after breakfast.
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Wotan's Farewell From Die Walküre
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Eve Egoyan
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A wonder
5 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

I didn't have many expectations when I started watching the movie. I am particularly interested in WWII movies, and I have watched many movies that deal with the Nazi period. However, this one goes beyond that typical movie. We get to know a man with dementia trying to avenge the death of his family. We start off an interesting idea. The hour went by quickly, as we go into the depth of this revenge. However, it is the ending that takes it all. It left me speechless and at the same time, left me thinking, reflecting on every character and situation. If you're in doubt whether to watch it or not, let me advise you: watch it, you won't regret it. However, be ready to explore some deep thoughts afterward.


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