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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John Kurlander's phrase "it's already 7 years" where most Americans would say "it was 7 years ago" is a subtle indication that he was raised by a native German speaker, since that's a literal translation of the German expression. 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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Piano Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 25: II. Andante
Written by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Performed by Christopher Plummer
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A wonder
5 March 2016 | by russa_07See 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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English | German

Release Date:

17 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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