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1h 46min
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Adam Stein. The funniest man in Germany. And a Jew. Taken to a Nazi concentration camp upon Hitler's rise to power, Adam faces near-certain death in the gas chamber. Until he is spotted by the camp Commandant who recognises Adam as a performer and, for his own sadistic pleasure, offers him a chance of staying alive... by becoming the Commandant's pet "dog". But as Adam is to discover, this "survival" will come at a terrible price.
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Ehud Bleiberg, Werner Wirsing
Yoram Kaniuk, Noah Stollman
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106 minutes
English Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
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Fascinating Film Set in Nazi-era Germany & later at a psychiatric unit in Israel of the 1950s/60s - Adam Resurrected review by PV

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I had somehow missed this 2008 film which is a coproduction between Israel, Germany and the USA and filmed in Israel and Romania (hence the many surnames of crew & actors ending in 'u').

One big criticism - NO SUBTITLES OPTION. I often use them for English language films too, seeing as so many movies and TV dramas these days suffer from a bad dose of mumble-itis. But hey, I got most of it (I sometimes had to rewind).

Based on a novel, this is a quirky fantasy film. Watch the 25 minute MAKING OF doc on the DVD - it is worth it. There was no such institution in Israel in the 1950s and 60s - not until 1980s did anything like this exist.

I suppose this fits in with many fictional and supposedly factual takes of 'wild children' which date back many centuries.

Also a Holocaust film, with the Jeff Goldblum main character shown in Germany in the 20s and 30s - I always wanted to know more, but I suppose I'll have to read the novel to get that. So that pre-war and flashback to the camp is one part of the film; life in the psychiatric institution is the half that completes it.

This is a 2008 movie; I do wonder with today's hyper-sensitive sensibilities post-#metoo etc whether such a film could be made today. Everything is so po-faced and puritan now, and even if allowed needs multiple trigger warnings. Yawn...

4 stars

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