The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
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as Arthur Goldman
as Presiding Judge
as Dr. Weisberg
as Charlie Cohn
as Miriam Rosen
as Jack Arnold
Critic Reviews for The Man in the Glass Booth
Only when the ending credits are rolling will you be able to fully appreciate and understand the wonderful drama that you've just witnessed.
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An interesting picture that certainly plays tricks on the mind and causes you to really wonder about reality.
An amazing performance by Maximilian Schell as Arthur Goldman. A man, tormented by his having survived the holocaust in a Nazi concentration camp now living a life of wealth and luxury in Manhattan becomes obsessed with the guilt of his survival. In his quest for understanding and peace he comes to realize that as a surviving prisoner he is morally no better than a surviving prison guard or anyone else who was caught up in the Nazi horrors. In order to create his own peace he must also create peace for everyone who was unable to individually do anything but survive. To that end, he uses his enormous wealth to take the place of an individual, Dorf, who is a prison guard/war criminal. Goldman's dilemma is that his peace lies in first making peace with the roles of the guards he loathes. The movie seems long because none of the core meanings and nuances are delivered on a platter. It takes time to understand Mr. Goldman's demons and to understand his strategy for dealing with them. The viewer may wish to immediately re-watch the long, slow beginning as soon as the gravity of the last scene reveals Mr. Goldman's peace.
Patient and perceptive viewing is the key here, for only when the ending credits are rolling will you be able to fully appreciate and understand the wonderful drama that you've just witnessed.
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