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.


Atom Egoyan


Benjamin August
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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


"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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Did You Know?


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 »


Max (Landau) speaks with a degraded German accent from having lived in the US for so long. He still consistently pronounces "w" as "v" and "s" as "z", the way a German would. The notable exception is "Wiesenthal", which a German would pronounce as "vee-zen-tall". But Max always pronounces it the American way, as "wee-zen-thal". See more »


[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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True Gem
5 January 2019 | by derpedajovicSee all my reviews

Easily one of the best movies I seen in a long period. From the very first minute,all the way to the epic end,this is masterpiece. Plot,acting,whole idea of this movie is extraordinary. Unfortunally, heavily underrated in box offices without any reason,but this is something completely different.

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English | German

Release Date:

17 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


CAD13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,006, 18 October 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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