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LATER

by Amos Gitai

synopsis

«Later on you will understand...», a phrase a mother utters to her son, enigmatic and heavy with undertones. A phrase that haunts. To interpret its meaning, Victor must first discover who is this woman, Rivka, who gave him life. From the young Jewish girl in love to the wounded pharmacist who suffered during the war, the son learns to know and recognise the shadows in his past. Through the painful memories his sick mother shares with him, Victor gradually pieces together the story of his maternal grandparents, French Jews of Russian origin, who were deported to a concentration camp where they died.

international title: Later
original title: Plus tard tu comprendras
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Roissy Films
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Amos Gitai
film run: 90'
release date: FR 21/01/2009
cast: Hippolyte Girardot, Jeanne Moreau, Emmanuelle Devos, Dominique Blanc
cinematography by: Caroline Champetier
film editing: Isabelle Ingold
art director: Emmanuel de Chauvigny
costumes designer: Moïra Douguet
music: Louis Sclavis
producer: Nicole Collet, Serge Moati
production: Image & Compagnie, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Agav Films
distributor: Pierre Grise Distribution
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