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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.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writer:

Benjamin August
4 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Plummer ... Zev Guttman
Kim Roberts ... Paula
Amanda Smith Amanda Smith ... Cele
Martin Landau ... Max Rosenbaum
Sean Francis ... Max's Aide
Howard Jerome Howard Jerome ... Rabbi
Henry Czerny ... Charles Guttman
T.J. McGibbon ... Zev's Great Grandaughter
Liza Balkan Liza Balkan ... Rebecca Guttman
Mark Fisher ... New York Taxi Driver
Michael Koras ... Amtrak Train Conductor
Peter DaCunha ... Tyler
Daniel Kash ... Retirement Home Director
Duane Murray ... Tyler's Dad
Patrick Haye ... Cleveland Town Car Driver
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Storyline

"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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It's never too late for revenge. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Trooper Kurlander's truck is a white '87-91 Ford Bronco XLT repainted blue with the fender badges and factory antenna removed. Its brush guard, front seats, trailer ball and cover are aftermarket. The factory wheels have been painted black, as have the red stripes on their trim rings. Its internal spare tire and mount have been removed, and it lacks any antennas for police radios, revealing it to be a prop vehicle. Also, the driver's door panel is missing, but the factory automatic hub locks are still present. See more »

Goofs

The Lake Tahoe scenes near the end of the film show the cabin and lake area surrounded by leafy-type trees, or deciduous trees. Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake lying between Nevada and California in the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. Most trees at the lake elevation of 6,225 feet are one of several types of Pine trees and some Aspens. I then read the film was all filmed in Canada, and I'm guessing at a lower elevation with no Pine trees. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Featured in 2016 Canadian Screen Awards (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Isolde's Liebestod
From "Tristan and Isolde"
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Christopher Plummer
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User Reviews

 
Tension builds in a well-told tale
6 November 2015 | by jack-78597See all my reviews

I'd caution people to not read any of these reviews that contain spoilers, because they will rob you of a captivating movie experience. This is one movie, believe me, where you do not want to know how it comes out until the movie itself has a chance to tell its tale, much Like "Crying Game" some years ago. I cannot understand people who do this, self-appointed film "experts" who have decided that you do not deserve to let the movie speak for itself. They're like people who blab about surprise parties, or who say "Now watch this!" loudly in a theater. This movie is as well-written and directed as anything you're likely to see this year, and to know too much beforehand robs you of a rare cinematic experience.


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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,006, 18 October 2015

Gross USA:

$1,184,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,235,959
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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