Adam Resurrected

Adam Resurrected

Director: Paul Schrader Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi

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Author Yoram Kaniuk's celebrated 1971 novel concerning a charismatic yet questionably sane Holocaust survivor comes to the screen in this dark drama starring Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, and Derek Jacobi. In the years before World War II, Adam Stein (Goldblum) was a Berlin entertainer who thrilled audiences with extravagant circus acts and spectacular magic tricks. Later, when Hitler took power and Europe was plunged into chaos, Stein and his family were locked away in a concentration camp presided over by the sadistic Commandant Klein (Dafoe). The only reason Stein survived those dreadful years was because he managed to become the commandant's personal "dog," entertaining his captors even as his wife and daughter are marched off to die. Flash-forward to 1961, when Stein is a patient at an Israeli mental hospital for Holocaust survivors. Seemingly able to read minds, Stein confounds head doctor Nathan Gross (Jacobi) with the question "Who brought a dog in here?" Despite Gross' vehement denial that any such animal is on the premises, Stein soon tracks the scent to a young boy who has spent his entire youth locked in a basement and chained to a wall. Over time, Stein and the boy see in each other something undeniably familiar, and the two kindred spirits set out on a remarkable journey together.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2009
UPC: 0014381628753
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:46:00

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Paul Schrader; Behind the scenes; Deleted scenes; Haifa International Film Festival Q&A; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Goldblum Adam Stein
Willem Dafoe Commandant Klein
Derek Jacobi Dr. Nathan Gross
Ayelet Zurer Gina Grey
Moritz Bleibtreu Joseph Gracci
Hanna Laslo Rachel Shwester
Joachim Krol Abe Wolfowitz
Juliane Köhler Ruth Edelson
Idan Alterman Arthur
Veronica Ferres Frau Fogel
Yevgenia Dudina Gretchen Stein
Dror Keren Dr. Slonim
Shmuel Edelman Dr. Shapiro

Technical Credits
Paul Schrader Director
Yoram Barzilai Executive Producer
Ehud Bleiberg Producer
Ido Dolev Art Director
Sebastian Edschmid Cinematographer
Marion Forster-Bleiberg Executive Producer
Ulf Israel Executive Producer
Hildegard Luke Co-producer
Alexander Manasse Production Designer
Serban Porupca Art Director
Sandy Saffeels Editor
Inbal Shuki Costumes/Costume Designer
Noah Stollman Screenwriter
Werner Wirsing Producer
Gabriel Yared Score Composer
Guido Zettier Sound/Sound Designer

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