Plus Tard (One Day You'll Understand) (Later) Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
July 23, 2009
[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.
February 27, 2009
The intelligence and commitment of One Day You'll Understand can't be doubted, but as drama, the film barely registers.
December 5, 2008
The chance to watch the grand Jeanne Moreau is this flat memoir's saving grace.
November 20, 2008
One Day You'll Understand is not exclusively a picture about the Holocaust. It is about a contradiction: human discomfort with some truths and human hunger for them.
November 13, 2008
This is not a movie of big, dramatic revelations; in fact, the notionally elusive truth is pretty obvious from the movie's outset, which makes Victor's quest less about facts and more about principles.
November 7, 2008
Nonetheless, this mesmerizing, flawed, almost Proustian meditation has more to do with the present than the past.
November 6, 2008
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.
October 31, 2008
The film is to be seen for Moreau, a French national treasure, who gives a beautiful, understated performance that transcends the derivative story.
October 31, 2008
One Day You'll Understand contains no great revelations or surprises, but rather is suffused with a quiet glow of sympathy and enlightenment.
October 31, 2008
Despite the back and forth between awkward and moving, unsubtle and touching, Gitai does make a strong case for personal reexaminations of the past.
October 31, 2008
October 30, 2008
One Day reaches an emotional level well above Gitai's typical remove.
October 30, 2008
Accurate in imaging the mystery of man's not fully knowable past, 'One Day You'll Understand' leaves too much distant, unsolved and confused.
October 30, 2008
Drama about a French Jewish family's suffering, secrets, and denials regarding Nazi persecution during the French Occupation is an often disorienting collage of memory shards. But the legendary Jeanne Moreau and other excellent cast help hold interest.
October 29, 2008
The casting of 80-year-old Jeanne Moreau provides much of the raison d'tre for the project. It is only the latest manifestation of the deep respect the French cinema has always shown for its aging actresses and actors.
October 26, 2008
In under 20 minutes of screen time, Jeanne Moreau supplies One Day You'll Understand with an otherwise absent emotional weight of reconciliation to the anguished history of WWII France.
October 14, 2008
Inert performances, an irritating soundtrack, and the lack of resonance of the 'big secret' combine to make viewing a burden.
October 3, 2008
Once again, veteran Israeli director Amos Gitai has made a subtle yet powerful and moving film on an aspect of Jewish experience.
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