Synopsis: "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.
Director(s): Atom Egoyan
  4 wins & 22 nominations.
94 min



Where's my wife?

Mr. Guttman!

You can't be sneaking up on me like that!

Where is my wife? Where is Ruth?

I'm sorry, Mr. Guttman,

your wife passed away

about a week ago.


I'm sorry. Who are you?

My name's Paula.

I was Mrs. Guttman's nursing aide.

Your family asked me to stay on

for another week or two.

Let's get some breakfast.

You'll be feeling better after breakfast.

Where are your shoes?

Hold on, let me get you some slippers.

Tell you what.

Trade your hat for some slippers, okay?

All right. Now come in.

- Good morning, Zev.

- Good morning.

I hope you're not too hungry.

Breakfast is crummy as usual.

That's okay. I'm not too hungry.

That's Cele.

She was friends with your wife.

I know who she is.

I know who she is.

Could you give us a minute, please?

Oh, no problem...


You don't have to tell me

everyone's name.

Tonight is the last night

sitting shiva for Ruth, yes?

Do you remember

what you said you would do

when Ruth died?


It's okay. It's okay.


wrote everything down

so you...

could remember.


Come on, Mr. Rosenbaum.

(continues coughing)

(all praying)


Do you know when

this picture was taken?

It's from their wedding day.

Did you meet nanny in Germany?

Uh, no, no.

I met her in America.

I met her...


- Coney Island.

- Yeah.

Why don't you show this

to your brother, eh?

Adam, look at this!

Here. Put this away

in your pocket.


stand up.

Tell everyone you're tired,

and go read it alone.


You're tired.

Yeah, yeah.

Yeah. Good.

Forgive me, I...

I'm a little tired,

I think I should go to bed.

Yeah. Okay, Dad.

It's been a long week.


(door creaking)

(door closing)

- Penn Station, right?

- Yeah.

Last call!

49 Lake Shore Limited!

Last call!

Last call,

49 Lake Shore Limited!


ls that your mother?


She's not coming with you?

No. I'm going to see my dad.


So, you're traveling all alone?

I'm not alone.

My brothers are right over there.


Oh, I see.

Are you going to Cleveland too?


Why don't you fly? It's faster.

I don't know. (Chuckles)

That's not a good reason.


You're a real whipper

snapper, aren't you?

Why don't you fly to Cleveland?

Three plane tickets is too expensive.

That's what my mom and dad said.

Well, that is a good reason.

I don't fly because

my friend told me to take the train

in the letter he wrote to me.

I guess that's a good reason, too.

(chuckles) My name is Tyler.

Nice to meet you, Tyler.

My name's Zev.

That's a strange name.

In Hebrew, it means "Wolf."

Cool! (Laughs)

I have planned

everything for you.

You must follow

these steps precisely.

Cross them off as you

accomplish each task.

We've notified the police

and they've issued

a silver alert as well as a reverse 911

to the community, our...

our staff is doing all that we can.

It's upsetting.

I just can't believe

this is happening.

I can't tell you

how sorry we all are.

We do our best

to keep an eye on everybody,

but... I'm sure

you can understand.

Is there anything

we can do to help?

Besides paying you to lose people?

Does your father

have a credit card?

You can tell them

to call you if he uses it.



Your mother's nursing aid

told me that

your dad's been

very confused lately.

Yeah, yeah.

That's because he has dementia.

And that's why my mother

brought them here in the first place.

I understand that. However,

it's very common

after the death of a spouse

for more signs

of neurocognitive disorders to emerge.

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Benjamin August

Benjamin August (born c. 1979) is an American casting director and screenwriter. He won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards for Remember, a film directed by Atom Egoyan.Originally from Livingston, New Jersey, August graduated from Livingston High School in 1997. He previously worked as a casting director on Fear Factor and as a story producer on Don't Forget the Lyrics! He later spent time teaching English as a second language in Vietnam, during which he wrote Remember, his first feature film screenplay. His second screenplay, Class Rank, is currently in production, under director Eric Stoltz, for a planned release in 2016. more…

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