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Film Fest Gent - Adam resurrected
Archived: Adam resurrected - Adam resurrected (2008)

director: Paul Schrader

composer: Gabriel Yared
With: Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum en Moritz Bleibtreu


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Film Fest Gent - Adam resurrected

"Adam Resurrected" follows the story of Adam Stein, a charismatic patient at a mental institution for Holocaust survivors in Israel, 1961. He reads minds and confounds his doctors, lead by Nathan Gross. Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer--cabaret impresario, circus owner, magician, musician--loved by audiences and Nazis alike until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Commandant's "dog", entertaining him while his wife and daughter are sent off to die. Years later we find him at the Institute. One day, Adam smells something, hears a sound. "Who brought a dog in here?" he asks Gross. Gross denies there is a dog but Adam finds him--a young boy raised in a basement on a chain. Adam and the boy see and recognize each other as dogs--and their journey begins. "Adam Resurrected" is the story of a man who once was a dog who meets a dog who once was a boy.


director: Paul Schrader
composer: Gabriel Yared
producer: Ehud Bleiberg & Werner Wirsing
screenplay: Noah Stollman based on the book by Yoram Kaniuk
Editor: Sandy Saffeels
Cinematography: Sebastian Edschmid

production company: July August Productions

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Country: USA - Israel - Germany
year: 2008

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Other festival films by director Paul Schrader

2018:First Reformed
2013:The Canyons
1992:Light sleeper
1985:Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
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