Release dateDecember 12, 2008 (2008-12-12) (United States)
February 19, 2009 (2009-02-19) (Germany) Based onthe novel
by Yoram Kaniuk WriterYoram Kaniuk (novel), Noah Stollman (screenplay) Initial DVD releaseFebruary 9, 2010 (Hungary) CastJeff Goldblum (Adam Stein), Willem Dafoe (Commandat Klein), Adam S. Gottbetter (Rudolf), Derek Jacobi (Dr. Nathan Gross), Ayelet Zurer (Gina Grey), Hana Laszlo (Rachel Shwester) Similar moviesLife Is Beautiful, The Pianist, Gloomy Sunday, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Him, Amen., Raiders of the Lost Ark
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A former circus performer becomes the ringleader in an asylum for Holocaust survivors.
Adam Resurrected (Hebrew: ?, translit. Adam Ben Kelev) is a 2008 American-German-Israeli film, directed by Paul Schrader and adapted from Yoram Kaniuks novel of the same name published in Israel in 1968 (the books original name literally means "Man, son of a dog").
Jeff Goldblum stars as the titular character, alongside Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi and Ayelet Zurer. Several major German stars, including Moritz Bleibtreu, Veronica Ferres, Juliane Kohler and Joachim Krol, play supporting roles.
Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's "dog", entertaining him while his wife and daughter are sent off to die. "Adam Resurrected" is the story of a man who once was a dog who meets a dog who once was a boy.
The film follows the story of Adam Stein, a charismatic patient of a fictitious psychiatric asylum for Holocaust survivors in Israel, in 1961.
Jeff Goldblum - Adam Stein
Willem Dafoe - Commandant Klein
Derek Jacobi - Dr. Nathan Gross
Ayelet Zurer - Gina Grey
Hana Laszlo - Rachel Shwester
Joachim Krol - Abe Wolfowitz
Jenya Dodina - Gretchen Stein
The film was screened at several film festivals, including Telluride, Toronto, Mill Valley, AFI, Haifa Film Festival, Valladolid, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the London Jewish Film Festival. It was released in Germany on January 22, 2009.
Adam Resurrected currently holds a 34% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes