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Remembrance (2011)

Die verlorene Zeit (original title)
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A Polish man rescues a Jewish woman during the chaos of WWII, but they become separated until a chance encounter over thirty years later in New York reunites them.

Director:

Anna Justice

Writers:

Pamela Katz (screenplay) (as Pam Katz), Anna Justice (collaborator on screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Dwyer ... Hannah Silberstein 1944
Mateusz Damiecki ... Tomasz Limanowski 1944
Dagmar Manzel Dagmar Manzel ... Hannah Levine 1976
Lech Mackiewicz ... Tomasz Limanowski 1976
Susanne Lothar ... Stefania Limanowska
Joanna Kulig ... Magdalena Limonowska
Adrian Topol ... Czeslaw Limanowski
Florian Lukas ... Hans von Eidem
Shantel VanSanten ... Rebecca Levine (as Shantel Van Santen)
David Rasche ... Daniel Levine
Miroslaw Zbrojewicz ... Janusz
Adam Markiewicz ... Henryk
Anja Antonowicz Anja Antonowicz ... Ewa Limanowska (as Anna Antonowicz)
Jana Lissovskaia ... Mrs. Górska
Pawel Burczyk ... Mirek
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Die Verlorene Zeit (Remembrance) depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in 1944 Poland. This impossible passion fuels the courage of a Polish prisoner who manages to rescue his Jewish girlfriend. Against all odds, they escape the camp and survive a treacherous journey to freedom. But during the chaos of the end of the war, they are forcibly separated and each is convinced that the other has died. More than thirty years later in New York, the happily married 52-year-old woman accidentally finds out that her former Polish lover is still alive. And she has to see him again. Written by Pam Katz / Anna Justice

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Drama | Romance | War

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In the final scene, when Hannah gets out of the bus, she is standing in shade near the traffic island. In the next long shot, she is still standing near the traffic island but now she is back-lit by the sun. See more »

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Half of it is great!
9 August 2015 | by szokiaSee all my reviews

Not sure how this movie got developed, but half of it is absolutely spectacular in story, locations, performances, the whole deal. That's the part of the story that deals with the past. The storyline here is well cast, beautifully acted, really nicely developed in every single area. It is an 8-9 star movie here.

However, and it's a BIG However, the modern-day segments of the story leave ever so much to be desired. The relationships between the characters are poorly developed, the acting is stilted, wooden. Actors throwing lines at one another like darts. The set is OK, but just OK. The storyline in the modern segments does not flow, doesn't even make sense sometimes. Like when the main character's daughter asks her a question and is given an absent-minded answer, to which she replies: "I don't believe it! You're lying to me!" There was no lying involved. There was barely an answer at all. Also, one of the main, most salient lines of the modern-day protagonist, which is repeated twice is really-really badly delivered. This robs it of all its depth and meaning.

All in all, I'm glad to have seen this movie for the good parts. And, because the good parts were so very good, I can only mourn how wonderful the whole movie could have been, had it been given the same treatment throughout. Were there two directors maybe???


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English | Polish | Russian

Release Date:

24 November 2011 (Germany) See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$236,246
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Dolby Digital

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