Left Luggage

2001

Left Luggage

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Set in Antwerp, Belgium in the early 70's, a tale about Chaja, an impetuous, liberal-minded philosophy student, and her complex relationship with her parents who are Holocaust survivors. With the help of a family friend, she secures a job as a nanny for a Hassidic Jewish family, the Kalmans, whose world and lifestyle are alien to her liberated self. Chaja adores the Kalmans' five-year-old son Simcha and becomes emotionally attached to him. Through her relationship with the family she gains insight into the lives of her own parents, who are survivors of a concentration camp.

Cast

Adam Monty
as Simcha
Topol
as Apfelschnitt
Marianne Sägebrecht
as Chaja's Mother
Maximilian Schell
as Chaja's Father
Miriam Margolyes
as Mrs. Goldman
Lex Goudsmith
as Mr. Goldman
Lex Goudsmit
as Goldman
Mieke Verheyden
as Grandmother
Krijn ter Braak
as Grandfather
Lana Broekaert
as Chaya (age 7)
Koen De Bouw
as Father Chaya (age 20)
Ben Glanz
as Avrum
Ann Petersen
as Landlady
Luc Van Mello
as Police Officer
Gideon Rijnders
as Police Officer
Luc D'Heu
as Restaurant Owner
Ben Rottiers
as Resistance Fighter
Michaël Pas
as The Cook
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Critic Reviews for Left Luggage

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Audience Reviews for Left Luggage

  • Jan 16, 2008
    I always find movies about other cultures fascinating. In this case, it gives you a peek in the lives of Hasidic Jews. You get to watch Chaja find herself as a young woman. The ending brought tears to my eyes!
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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