• Voyages (1999)

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Release Date: 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
This film follows the travels of three elderly Jewish women whose lives have been touched by the Holocaust. First, Rivka (Shulamit Adar) is in Poland with her husband, and, when their tour bus breaks down, so does her mental stability. Then, in Paris, Regine (Liliane Rovère) receives word that her father, who she thought had perished in the camps, is alive in Lithuania. Finally, Vera (Esther Gorintin) voyages from Russia to Israel to find her cousin, but is taken aback by cultural differences.

Cast: Shulamit Adar, Liliane Rovère, Esther Gorintin, Nathan Kogen, Mosko Alkalai, Maurice Chevit

Director: Emmanuel Finkiel

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Studio Images 5, Canal+ Polska, Le Studio Canal +, Les Films du Poisson, Eurimages, Arte France Cinema, Canal+, Heritage Films, Centre National de la Cinematographie, Paradise Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Although Voyages is mapped with anguish and fear, director Emmanuel Finkiel's characters are survivors, and he never lets us forget it. show more

  • His (Finkiel) ability to control economical dialogue with subtle but unusually powerful images -- haunted faces peering out from behind foggy bus windows; train tracks that once carried other passengers to a death camp -- lend this quiet, unforgettable film an uncanny power. show more

  • Finkiel's filmmaking is so careful and cautious that it becomes plodding at times. The theme is powerful, though, and the movie's sincerity overrides its heavy-handed tendencies. show more

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