“In Hebrew, the name Zev means “wolf,” but the protagonist of Atom Egoyan’s new film,Remember, is more like a lamb. Zev Gutman strikes no predatory impressions when we first meet him lying prone in bed, calling out his dead wife’s name in a state of bestirred delusion. He cuts a feeble figure: He does not wear the countenance of a ruthless killer, and yet killing has become the sole purpose of what remains of his life. Remember is about the Holocaust, but at its heart it is a revenge film, the rare sort that combines the pursuit of such with recollections of the Shoah; think Flame & Citron or Inglourious Basterds, but modern-set and, until the film’s finale, less fantastical.” (Via Paste Magazine.)
I’ve always been interested in the Holocaust, particularly the psychological impact it had on those survivors of concentration camps. This is a film I’m going to have to remember the next time I’m near a theater.
If you’re interested in the Holocaust, I can think of a handful of movies you’re better off watching before this, though outside of its monumentally dopey ending, I still like it.