It is a sombre, reflective film, bursting with enigmatic scenes of radiant Greek coastal villages. I saw the film based upon the recommendation of a child Holocaust survivor, and that should be comment enough. I will add that the cinematography is excellent, Rade Serbedzija's portrayal of a loving father-figure heartwarming, and the chemistry lucious between Stephan Dillane as the mature Jakob and Ayelet Zurer as Michaela. But the young Jakob is the star of the film in a remarkably poised, sensitive portrayal of a trauma survivor. Love redeems in fiction, and, for the Cinemaclock subscriber who recommended this film, I hope that it has done so in life.
|9/10||iispiral@ - 161 reviews|
16.5.2008 - age: 50+
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