Autumn Hearts

6.11 h 39 min200713+
The past has cast a long shadow over the present, reaching to the picturesque farm where the now-married Melanie (Sarandon) lives unhappily with her husband (Plummer). When Melanie invites fellow Holocaust survivor Jakob (von Sydow) to her home, he unexpectedly brings Christopher (Byrne), whose love for Melanie has never diminished since their confinement in an internment camp.
Paolo Barzman
Gabriel ByrneRoy DupuisDakota Goyo
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Regan JewittAlexandre NachiChristopher PlummerSusan SarandonMax von Sydow
Paolo BarzmanRobin CassAvi FedergreenSuzanne GirardAnna Stratton
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AL FRANKReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than expected drama about laying a traumatic past to rest
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At the core of this uneven, but often moving drama about a trio of adults reunited decades after their shared survival in the Nazi death camps is a sweet bond between Susan Sarandon's character and the men played by Gabriel Byrne and Max Von Sydow. Sarandon's character is a little too quirky--more of a screenwriter's idea of a manic-depressive than an actual human being--but she grounds her character with a credible affection for the men from her past. The original title from the novel, Emotional Arithmetic, is silly, and the film's release title, Autumn Hearts, is generic and distills nothing from the story or its complex relationships. Christopher Plummer nicely rounds out the ensemble, but I wish the story could have been more worthy of the performances.
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Kimberly CR Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie, but slow
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I liked this movie albeit a bit slow for my liking. I never heard of this Drancy before, so it was interesting to learn about it.

The actors all gave truly noteworthy performance especially Susan Sarandon and Gabriel Byrne. You could feel the emotional intensity between them building throughout the movie. The ending was kinda blah but maybe it was done to say the possibilities are endless.
Condor ReadsReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
great cast intriguing film
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Three survivors of Drancy, one of the lesser known camps outside of Paris... a way station from where people were sent mostly to death at Auschwitz and other camps... come together for the first time in forty years. Max Von Sydow, Susan Sarandon, Christopher Plummer, Gabriel Byrne... these actors bring sensitivity, nuance, subtlety and mature technical skills to their performances. Their silences are delicate; they honor a time, place, a part of all too recent history by being bravely honest. This is a quiet story of the long-term effects of trauma and sacrifice, as well as a startling celebration of life reminding us that we need always to continue the task of remembering and witnessing.
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avidreaderReviewed in the United States on October 14, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is an extraordinary movie -- completely mesmerizing. The ...
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This is an extraordinary movie -- completely mesmerizing. The cast is incomparable and they are allowed to display an emotional range that none of them have been able to demonstrate before. The dialogue is captivating and, coupled with the Quebec scenery, "Autumn Hearts" is both touching and powerful. I have watched this movie many times and will watch it many more times. Forget the dippy title and the fact that there were problems securing a wider distribution for the film -- "Autumn Hearts" is a one-of-a-kind wonder.
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LynnReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
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I really enjoyed the movie. I am a diehard fan of Roy Dupuis he was nice to see him in something "quiet". To me he was a great supporting actor in this movie. I have also learned that he may be a great cook, because he was always in the kitchen in this movie. As I say in most of my reviews of Roy, those eyes and that voice will draw you in everytime. He has got what it takes to keep you going. The always talented Susan Sarandon, Christopher Plummer, Max Von Sydow and Gabriel Bryne made the movie very enjoyable. I do like Roy in more action flicks.
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Clive BeilbyReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
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When you get legends like these people in the one movie you must end up with something, and you do. The emotions are described on their faces and you experience it with them. I feel like I know these people personally after seeing them time and again through their careers, they never disappoint. A love story that brings home to us the raw fact that the past is never forgotten, no matter how much we wish it was. You can experience Sarandon's twin lives, and know the sadness and the understanding of it in Plummer's eyes. A "nice" movie mixed with raw emotion. Right up my street.
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Silvercity galReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Love and gratitude
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Good story played out with fine actors. Serious subject matter that includes love, gratitude and painful
Lonni FallerReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Superb acting from the beautiful Susan Sarandon
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Superb acting from the beautiful Susan Sarandon, Max Von Sidow, and Christopher Plummer. I found the pace a bit slow at first, but it picked up considerably as the tale unfolded and I quite enjoyed it. Beautifully filmed, lovely scenery. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger, but glad I saw the movie.
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