2015, Canada-Germany, 102’, Color, German-English
Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz, Jürgen Prochnow, Sofia Wells
2015 Venice Film Festival Vittorio Award
The only enemy in his journey of revenge was his own memory.
Remember is a compelling thriller from master director Atom Egoyan in which the darkest chapter of the 20th century collides with a contemporary mission of revenge.
Remember is the contemporary story of Zev, (Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer). Zev is a 90 year-old, dementia-afflicted Jewish man living in a hospice for the elderly. When he discovers that the Nazi guard who murdered his family some 70 years ago is living in America under an assumed identity, he has no suspicion to complete what he promised to do when his wife deceased. Despite the obvious challenges, with the help of his old friend Max, Zev sets out on a mission to find the guilty man and deliver long-delayed justice with his own trembling hand. What follows is a remarkable cross-continent road-trip that will change many other people’s life with surprising consequences.