Past Life (2017)

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Follow two rebellious Israeli sisters, in 1977, as they delve into the dark mystery of their father's life in Poland during World War II.

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Cast

Nelly Tagar
as Nana Milch-Kotler
Joy Rieger
as Sephi Milch
Doron Tavory
as Baruch Milch
Jenya Dodina
as Lusia Milch
Tom Avni
as Jeremy Kotler
Rafael Stachowiak
as Thomas Zielinski
Muli Shulman
as Uri Lotan
Katarzyna Gniewkowska
as Agnieszka Zielinska
Gilatt Ankori
as Manya Zonenshein
Orna Rotenberg
as Rivka Hen
Keren Tzur
as Dr. Haber
Nitzan Rotschild
as Young Baruch Milch
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The drama seems overwrought at times, even cliché ...

Jul 14, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

While so many films have examined the war and the Holocaust that took such an egregious toll on the Jewish community, Past Life looks at it from a novel perspective, examining the possible "crimes" committed by a survivor.

Jul 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

To Nesher's credit, "Past Life" never feels exploitative - a chief danger in mining the Holocaust for drama. But it also never fully coheres.

Jun 22, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Nesher has adapted a real-life memoir - Baruch Milch's "Can Heaven Be Void?" - into an overly contrived dramatic scenario. It's also something of a tease.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Overstuffed and occasionally overwrought, the film is engrossing nonetheless, with a satisfying pace as Nesher juggles the numerous narrative elements.

Jun 8, 2017 | Full Review…

A striking and thought-provoking picture.

Jun 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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