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Miriam (2006)





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Veteran filmmaker Matt Cimber returned to the director's chair for the first time in twenty-two years with this dark tale set during World War II. Miriam Schafer (Ariana Savalas) was fourteen years old when war broke out in her native Lithuania; while Miriam came from a Jewish family, her blonde hair and soft features made it easy for the young woman to disguise her ethnic identity, and when a pogrom sweeps through the nation, she's taken in by a family who claims her as one of their own. However, Miriam soon found that part of the price of safety was sexual abuse at the hands of her new "father," and while the end of the war meant safety and freedom for most European Jews, Miriam enjoyed little respite. The Soviet Union soon took control of Lithuania, with Moscow's anti-Semitic policies once again putting the nation's Jews in jeopardy, and as she grew to adulthood Miriam was forced to hide her true identity from everyone she knew -- even her husband (Dimitri Diatchencko), who was an agent with the KGB. Inspired by a true story, Miriam marked the big screen debut of Ariana Savalas, the daughter of famed character actor Telly Savalas.more
Rating: PG-13 (for violence and sexual content)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Matt Cimber, John F. Goff
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Ariana Savalas
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6)

The events recounted in the World War II drama Miriam are horrific, and the story behind it is moving. Unfortunately, the finished product feels like exploitation.

June 8, 2007
New York Times
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So bad it doesn't ever approach being good, doesn't even go from bad to good and back to bad again -- just bad bad bad, all the way through.

Full Review… | June 6, 2007
Village Voice
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Such a touching story warrants retelling with better resources.

Full Review… | May 19, 2007
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | June 23, 2007
Time Out
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June 20, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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