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      One Day You'll Understand

      2008 1h 29m Drama List
      64% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 55% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Middle-aged Victor (Hippolyte Girardot) becomes determined to find out the fate of his grandparents during the Holocaust. When his impenetrable mother, Rivka (Jeanne Moreau), refuses to address his questions, Victor launches an investigation into a dark past that will test the strength of their relationship. The search becomes a family affair as Victor enlists the help of his wife, Françoise (Emmanuelle Devos), and young children in an increasingly frantic attempt to uncover the truth. Read More Read Less

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      Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review Mark Holcomb Time Out Rated: 5/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Wesley Morris Boston Globe [Director] Gitai works here from Jrme Clment's 2005 book about his mother. He whips something rich and delicate out of the story's dramatic spareness. Rated: 3/4 Jul 23, 2009 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Israeli director Amos Gitai can be one of the world's most graceful and effective filmmakers, but he's equally susceptible to ham-fisted episodes, and his new film is one of them. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 6, 2008 Full Review Nora Lee Mandel Film-Forward.com Despite the back and forth between awkward and moving, unsubtle and touching, Gitai does make a strong case for personal reexaminations of the past. Rated: 8/10 Oct 31, 2008 Full Review James Verniere Boston Herald Rated: B Oct 31, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Jan 2010: Netflix. an other great foreign movie touching the subject of WW2 and Jews Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member a bittersweet tale with very convincing performance all 'round. reminded me of the brevity of life and how we allow circumstances to shape our minds and lives of the next generation(s). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Premier film de la soiree hier, Jeanne Moreau c'est vraiment une grande actrice, mais le film se perds en longueurs souvent, ils auraient pu couper au moins 20 min facilement sans que ca paraisse...L'obscession d'un homme a deterrer les douloureux souvenir de famille sous l'occupation allemande de la France de Vichy...Honnetement un peu decu. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Ugh. It was hard to figure out what I learned from this movie, but I'll give it a shot. 1. Watching someone rehearse a eulogy does not make for interesting viewing, on most occasions. 2. Watching someone breakdown the French compensation for Jews that were exported during WWII does not make for interesting viewing, on most occasions. 3. According to the movie, Jews put rocks on graves for some symbolic reason, but the characters talking about it weren't entirely certain what that reason was, so it's still somewhat of a mystery to me. This movie was hopelessly slow and there were precious little revelations in it. I've seen a lot of holocaust movies in my day, and this will quickly rank as one of the ones I will have forgotten seeing - hopefully sooner rather than later. I don't think that will be a problem since nothing happened of any significance in this movie. One of the main characters even dies in it, and you don't really care all that much. I'm sure this movie was profound in France, but it certainly lost something in translation. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member One day you will understand Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Tres beau film de Gitai. Un sujet fort, universel, un secret de famille, des non-dits qui rongent. La mise en scene est subtile a l'image de l'unique passage du passe : quelques minutes, quelques plans tres courts, les bruits et on a compris. Les comediens sont tous remarquables, Moreau est magnifique. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Middle-aged Victor (Hippolyte Girardot) becomes determined to find out the fate of his grandparents during the Holocaust. When his impenetrable mother, Rivka (Jeanne Moreau), refuses to address his questions, Victor launches an investigation into a dark past that will test the strength of their relationship. The search becomes a family affair as Victor enlists the help of his wife, Françoise (Emmanuelle Devos), and young children in an increasingly frantic attempt to uncover the truth.
      Director
      Amos Gitai
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $145.5K
      Runtime
      1h 29m