Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris
“Remember” is the contemporary story of Zev, who discovers that the Nazi guard who murdered his family some 70 years ago is living in America under an assumed identity. Despite the obvious challenges, Zev sets out on a mission to deliver long-delayed justice with his own trembling hand. What follows is a remarkable cross-continent road-trip with surprising consequences.
Atom Egoyan’s most entertaining movie in years, Remember follows Holocaust survivor Zev Gutman (Christopher Plummer) as he embarks on a journey to find and kill the former Nazi responsible for his family’s death during the war. The Memento-like premise is utilized to exceedingly agreeable effect by director Egoyan and screenwriter Benjamin August, as the movie’s first half benefits substantially from an emphasis on the mystery behind Zev’s hand-written orders – with the character’s quest, which is consistently hindered by his crumbling mental state, heightened by Plummer’s typically masterful turn.
Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer pulls of the performance of the year as the confused and determined Zev. He manages to suck the viewer in with his sadness, and then capture them with his tactics to achieve his goals.
Watch the trailer here and make sure you don’t miss this thriller.