November 1 at 8:00 pm
94 minutes | English
Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer is a dementia-stricken Holocaust survivor out for revenge in master director Atom Egoyan’s supremely suspenseful thriller Remember.
Burdened with memory loss and his beloved wife’s recent passing, 90-year-old Zev Guttman (Plummer) is in a race against time to find personal catharsis and overdue justice. Having seemingly suppressed the wartime horrors of decades earlier, he is prompted to track down his fugitive Nazi tormentor by fellow Auschwitz survivor Max (Martin Landau), a wheelchair-bound resident of their New York City nursing home. Seizing on an elaborate mission of vengeance, Zev embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find the former commander responsible for murdering their families, who they now believe to be living somewhere in the country under an assumed identity. As Zev closes in on his target, his manhunt is complicated by his own constantly crumbling sense of self, leading inexorably to a shocking climax.
With Plummer lending considerable dignity and contained anguish to his character, Remember braids together themes of mourning and self-denial in an intensely paced and intricately plotted story under the skilled direction of the Oscar-nominated Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter).