Adam Resurrected

Synopsis: "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.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Paul Schrader
Production: Bleiberg Entertainment
  1 win.
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106 min

I had once the beautiful fatherland.

The oak tree grew so high there.

Violets nodded softly.

It was a dream.

It kissed me in German

and spoke in German.

You would hardly believe

how good it sounded,

the words, ich liebe dich,

I love you.

It was a dream.


Adam, it's time.

Oh, my landlady Ruth Edelson.

Let me ask you something.

Am I still handsome this morning?

Tell the truth now, come on.

Of course you are, Adam.

I don't think there's any time

for the-

for the breakfast.

You know, I have never asked you,

my darling,

how old are you?

Forgive me, you are the witch.

You are the hexer.

You have swindled time.

Adam, please.

After you fell asleep last night, darling,

I lay there.

I was thinking,

"My God, this woman's skin

is unnaturally smooth."

It is like porcelain.

In fact, I can see my reflection in it.

Now, what are you hiding under there?

Darling, show me.

- Show me, show me.

- Adam.

Come here, just a little peek.

A bruise?

I'm sorry, Adam, believe me.

Forgive me, Adam.

Morning, Adam.

All set to go.

Yeah, do not forget this Olivetti please.

We won't, pal, come on.

Forgive me, Adam.

I shouldn't have called them.

Please forgive me.

It's all right, Ruth.

Oh, you taste like...


So why'd you do it, Adam?

Do it?

What is it you think that I did?

You know, that old magic trick

where you separate a woman's spinal column

from her skull.

Choking his landlady.

Oh, this is- that's ridiculous.

Nah, he didn't mean to hurt her.

Just wanted us to bring him home again.

Right, Adam?

Yeah, woof, woof.

And so I was once again returned

to my home in the desert,

The Seizling Institute,

founded by American philanthropist

Rebecca Seizling

as a center under the direction

of Dr. Nathan Gross

for innovative therapy

and as a home for the survivors

of the Nazi camps.


Do you see that?

Come on.

Big guy's waiting.


Oh, that's a big hug.

He's back.

I am so happy to see you too.

Yes, still sweeping.

Am I tracking-

I don't want to track sand on your-

on your floor.

And heil to Rebecca.

All my best friends.

What's this?

Oh, transport.

Have they all gone insane?


Two hundred bucks.

Adam, been hiding them for months.

You've got to tell me what to do.

AT&T, Mr. Blum,

New York Stock Exchange.

Here, give it to me.

I will double it for you in-

in no time.

- Adam.

- Yeah?

Columbus was Jew?

Yes, yes, Mrs. Lipowitz.

Columbus was definitely a Jew

but also an Italian,

so as a matter of fact,

I would not trust an Italian,

and neither should you.

Yeah, it's true,

they're an enlightened bunch.

But they licked the jackboot,

and now they expect everyone

to forgive and forget.

- My train.

- Yeah.


Really, Arthur, you know that

Mrs. Seizling strictly forbade

any form of locomotive combustion

at the Institute.

My train.


You know what I'm talking about.

Fellow survivors, it's so good

to be back here at the Institute,

though not as inmate,

not as guinea pig.

No, this time,

I am on the mission

to expose the lunacy

of the medical staff here

at the Seizling Institute,

the negligence, Dr. Shapiro,

and the impotence

of Herr Professor Nathan Gross, et al.

He's lying.

Authorized by whom?

And here she comes.

I could hear her methodical footfalls

and irregular heartbeat.

Nurse Gina Grey,

a pearl in a dunghill,

a book of rules,

and with that classy ass.

Arthur, please stop that.




Would you come with me?

Dr. Gross wants to say hello.

No. No.

Would you please swallow those pills,

Mr. Blum?

Hmm, not now.

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