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Death in Love (2008)

R | | Drama, Romance, War | 17 July 2009 (USA)
The devastating legacy of a liaison between a concentration camp inmate and a Nazi doctor reflects on the lives of her sons.

Director:

Boaz Yakin

Writer:

Boaz Yakin

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Lucas ... Eldest Son
Jacqueline Bisset ... The Mother
Lukas Haas ... Youngest Son
Morena Baccarin ... Beautiful Woman
Betty Gilpin ... Young Model
Emma Bell ... Young Girl
Vanessa Kai ... Asian Woman
Carrington Vilmont ... The Doctor
Jean Brassard ... Young Girl's Father
Adam Brody ... Talent Agent
Stu Richel ... The Father
Matt Walton ... Young Father
Jake Houston Jake Houston ... Younger Brother
Nicholas Sireci Nicholas Sireci ... Young Brother
Kelli Giddish ... Young Mother
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Storyline

During World War II, a Jewish woman saves her life thanks to a love affair with a doctor in charge of human experiments in a Nazi concentration camp. The woman then marries and moves to New York, where she raises two emotionally stunted sons. The eldest son battles his sense of disconnection from life while working at a scam modeling agency, where he befriends a charming young co-worker who begins to restore in him a sense of excitement and purpose. The neurotic younger son is locked in a compulsive, co-dependent relationship with his mother. Written by Alma Har'el

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What burdens do the survivors of those who survived carry? See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for disturbing violent and graphic sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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USA

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English | German | French

Release Date:

17 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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DI Love See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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None of the characters have names, the screenplay was written specifically for all the characters not to address each other by name. See more »

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Eldest Son: [voice-over] When you're young, and the woman in your hands is young, you're provoked by the life in her skin, in the muscles under her skin. You can smell life in the sweet perfume of her sweat and her breath, sweet perfume that can make you dizzy. You can sense life in the jittery convulsions of her reactions to every new touch and sensation. And you feel young and alive and jolted by excitement every time you come near her. But the older you get, the older the woman in your hands gets, you ...
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Deep, dark and psychologically fascinating - a realistic portrayal of how "anything repressed comes out in toxic form."
14 July 2011 | by venusianmovieloverSee all my reviews

Although at times I found this movie hard to watch, I think it is an excellent film about the things that human beings don't want to talk openly about,the underbelly of human life that we all experience and identify with in one way or another. This movie portrays these types of things with a good story, a good script and fine acting.

The filmmaker should be commended for his conviction to tell a story that was obviously important to him, by investing his own money to make this film. I see why that was required because society in general does it's best to push down out of sight, the very things that need to have the light shown in on. In my opinion film and theater are the best way to do it, and this movie does it authentically.

I agree with some of the other reviewers that this film's subject matter is very important for all of us as human beings to understand and not be afraid of, so that we may have compassion for others who may be "acting out" some neurotic compulsion that they have "inherited" or been left with from experiencing trauma, as well as compassion for our self. Human beings "act out", it is just a part of the human condition and being alive.

If you like intensity and a view into deep emotional scenarios this film is for you.


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