In my mind, there's nothing more intense and powerful than a story that revolves around those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis in concentration camps during WWII. As I write this, two of my favorite films on the subject come to mind: Life is Beautiful and Schindler's List. While both were extremely different in tone, there's no escaping the horrific setting each of them share.

For a different take on how these camps affected those that actually survived, Paolo Barzman will direct (off a script from Jefferson Lewis) an adaptation of Matt Cohen's novel, Emotional Arithmetic. The book centers around three people who reunite on a renovated farm forty years after they formed life-long bonds while prisoners in a concentration camp. Signing on to star in the pic are Gabriel Byrne, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, Roy Dupuis and Susan Sarandon. As each of them struggle to play with the hand they are dealt, a darkly disturbing past continues to remind them that "moving on" might not be so easy.

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