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Adam Resurrected
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Paul Schrader


The trouble with Holocaust movies is that they're about the Holocaust; they resurrect an illustrious horror, habited by history's most reliable demons, with little to say except that, yes, this was a tragedy. ADAM RESURRECTED isn't likely to fit anyone's definition of a Holocaust movie. As director Paul Schrader (AFFLICTION) summarized, "It's a film about a man who once was a dog who meets a dog who once was a boy." Clear enough? Jeff Goldblum plays Adam Stein, a Jeff Goldblum-esque Jewish entertainer who survived the concentration camps by being the personal dog for Commandant Klein (Willem Dafoe). While his wife and daughter were being incinerated, Adam was entertaining on all fours, fighting with a German Shepherd over scraps, and getting his ears lovingly scratched. Ever since, he's been in and out of a psychiatric hospital for survivors in Israel. There, the ex-magician casts his spell over patients and staff, particularly his gorgeous nurse Gina (Ayelet Zurer). But when Adam discovers an abused child in the hospital who acts like a dog, it brings back his traumatic past--and may offer a chance for redemption.

 

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GENRES - drama, thriller

Film Info

RUNTIME - 106 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2008

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States, Germany

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

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DVD Features:

Region [unknown]

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Widescreen - 2.35

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Director

Paul Schrader

Producer

Werner Wirsing

Producer

Ehud Bleiburg

Writer

Noah Stollman

Star(s)

Jeff Goldblum

Star(s)

Willem Dafoe

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Press

3.5 stars out of 5 -- "ADAM RESURRECTED is a very different treatment of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Jeff Goldblum is extremely impressive....The film has genuine originality..."

- Ed Scheid, Box Office

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