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174 Ratings


Directed by Atom Egoyan
Canada, Germany, 2015
Drama, Thriller


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.

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Remember Directed by Atom Egoyan

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Cinecolor Audience Award

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2016 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Canadian Film

Neither the overwrought erotic thriller Chloe (2009) nor the absurd abduction thriller The Captive (2014) made good use of Egoyan’s baser impulses, but he finally gets disreputability right with Remember, an ostensibly solemn Holocaust-inspired drama that gradually reveals itself to be an unapologetic exploitation flick. Good taste gets tossed aside in order to make way for batshit insane confrontations.
March 10, 2016
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Remember, as its title plainly suggests, is more than just about the struggle to stave off complete memory loss. Gutman’s painstaking attempts to recollect his hazy past presumably serves as a metaphor for the importance of retaining one of the 20th century’s most horrific atrocities in the backlog of one’s mind. After a while, however, one senses that Egoyan is only interested in using the Holocaust as fodder for carrot-dangling plot contrivances.
March 09, 2016
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Though it dodders engagingly at its antihero’s pace, Remember is not subtle, from a bigot’s police badge shining the same star shape of a yellow cloth patch to a guilt-ridden final twist that’s still only half as preposterous as Sean Penn’s Nazi-hunting glam rocker in This Must Be the Place.
March 08, 2016
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