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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
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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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Details

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Recuerdos secretos See more »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 DVD cover shows Plummer holding a gun with a hammer and safety (such as Beretta). He only uses a Glock 17 in the film. 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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Far from what I expected.
26 February 2016 | by Info-241-562323See all my reviews

I began watching Remember with no great expectations; I thought I'd watch the first 20 minutes or so, and if it seemed promising, I'd come back to it at a later time perhaps.

You will already be aware of the plot/story-line from other reviews etc...; but for those who have not yet seen it, it has a beautiful way of drawing you in somehow. Beautifully written, yet powerful; I found I was becoming so immersed in the movie that there would be no 'coming back to it later'.

Casting and acting are excellent all-round, in what turned out to be perhaps one of the best films I've seen over the past 18 months or so.

There's very little else I can say regarding the film other than 'watch it'... it's excellent.

9/10


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