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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
... 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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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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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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Christopher Plummer was irate when the director attempted to film the couch scene with a stunt double, and insisted on doing the stunt himself. 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 »

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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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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.104 (2016) See more »

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Piano Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 25: II. Andante
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performed by Christopher Plummer
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Tension builds in a well-told tale
6 November 2015 | by See 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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