Memories of Auschwitz

posted May 18, 2016, 11:41 AM by Bruce Gaughran   [ updated May 18, 2016, 11:44 AM ]
     The film, Remember, was recommended to me by a friend. He commented that the twist near the end is totally unexpected. I wish he wouldn’t have told me that because I waited for it the entire second half of the movie. So, if you do see this movie, forget about what I just wrote. But either way, it will be a believable surprise.

Summary: 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.

This drama is directed by Atom Egoyan and stars Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau. Plummer is an actor I have enjoyed in many films including The Sound of Music, Star Trek VI and The Insider. His character is believable and you easily become caught up in his plight as he navigates his way across North America. Several of the supporting cast also adds elements of realism to this film.

I am giving the movie 4 out of 5 stars. It is rated ‘R’ for one scene where there is violence and language.