REMEMBER (2016)

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A film by Atom Egoyan

Cast: Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris, Martin Landau

Zee (Christopher Plummer), 90, a Holocaust survivor, suffering from dementia. He is in a nursing  home, and confused at  times which he  forget that his wife Ruth has died. The day of the funeral, his friend Max gives him a letter to remind him of a promise he made to his wife: to  find the former Nazi who murdered their respective families. His name is Rudy Kurlander and there are  four individuals with this name in the United States …

Now Atom Egoyan has finally made a great film and it is about time. Dementia is a bitch to have every time Zev wakes up he forget that his wife is dead. In order to do the task that it ask of him his friend Max Rosenbaum (Martin Landau) gave him a letter with instructions. The director takes on this journey where Zev is struggling to find Kurlander but he thing he is losing his memory and loosing it at times. It is like he is in his own little world. Will he make it on time or is Krulander dead of old age? for Zev in order not to get lost he has one compass a letter that Max has written to remind him that his wife has died and that he has to embarked in a murderous mission. Here Christopher drivers the part perfectly well. The approach of the director is to film it like a thriller which works here with some great music to build the tension. Do not miss this one.  I have to find the film exotica from Atom Egoyan of course I heard it is a great film also,  I will let you know.

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CLOE (2009)

 

A film by Atom Egoyan.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson.
There was a film called Natalie By Anne Fontaine, Erin Cressida Wilson rewrote the story and made it more erotic. Nothing wrong with that. It works well when it is well written.
Looking down from her office window, she sees a young woman who has the manner and routine of a high-priced call girl. This she stores in her memory. Her husband calls her and says that he missed his flight, he will catch the next one in 2 hours Catherine Stewart (Julianne Moore) has some suspicion that her husband is having an affair. Later on she finds out on his cell phone a message from a young girl and a picture of her beside him that confirm he is having an affair. She hires this call girl (the one she stored in her memory) to have her flirt with her husband to see what he will do.”Chloe” centers on a powerfully erotic young woman with personal motives that are hidden. Early in the film, talking with a patient uncertain about her sex life, Catherine explains that an orgasm is a simple muscular contraction, quite natural, nothing to be frightened of or made mysterious. Chloe tells her about entering a cafe, boldly asking David if she can take the sugar from his table and returning to her own. David understands that Chloe is not interested in sugar. Chloe is skilled in what she does. She goes on to tell Catherine that her husband came on to her and that she masturbated him in a park. Chloe uses her intelligence to be in tune with her client and she knows how to provide to the client. Now she describes details to Catherine that do a great deal more than provoke a wife’s jealousy about her husband. They provoke an erotic curiosity about him. Chloe is perhaps 25 years younger than Catherine, but in many ways wiser and more experienced. She is very clear of what she wants. Moore, that consummate actress, undergoes a change she only believes is under her control. That is all I am going to say about this film see it and discuss it with your friends.