Max Rosenbaum is living in a New York nursing home with Zev Guttman. They remember each other from the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII and they both have tattoo numbers on their arms. Max convinces Zev that he can leave the home and track down four people with the name Rudy Kurlander living in the United States and Canada. Rudy was known as Blockfuhrer Otto Wallisch and he was one of the Nazi guards in Aschwitz. He was responsible for killing their families. Zev has dementia and his memory comes and goes. Max writes down everything Zev needs to do including buying a gun.
Zev believes he will recognize and remember the correct Rudy. He does need to question them for find out more information before he makes his decision, live or die. Zev seems to be able to get away with a lot because he is an elderly man? There is a twist in the final scene that I didn’t see coming! 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
94 min, Drama directed by Atom Egoyan with Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris, Martin Landau, Jurgen Prochnow, Bruno Ganz, Henry Czerny, T.J. McGibbon, Peter DaCunha, Sofia Wells.
Note: Imdb 7.3 out of 10, 70% critic 76% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*, Amazon 4.5* out of 5* with 13 reviews
Special Note: Filmed in Toronto, Alberta and Ontario, Canada.
Awards: Calgary International Film Festival, Best Original Screenplay, Best Motion Picture, Best Actor for Plummer, Best Visual Effects. Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director of a Canadian Film, Best Actor in a Canadian Film for Plummer, Best Screenplay for a Canadian Film.