Left Luggage
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Set in Antwerp, Belgium in the early 70's, a tale about Chaja, an impetuous, liberal-minded philosophy student, and her complex relationship with her parents who are Holocaust survivors. With the help of a family friend, she secures a job as a nanny for a Hassidic Jewish family, the Kalmans, whose world and lifestyle are alien to her liberated self. Chaja adores the Kalmans' five-year-old son Simcha and becomes emotionally attached to him. Through her relationship with the family she gains insight into the lives of her own parents, who are survivors of a concentration camp.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While it would be too much to ask for a movie about Holocaust survivors to actually be happy, Krabbé is way too heavyhanded in trying for a tragic atmosphere"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A film that means well, but is too pushy in promoting its belabored point and too sentimental to be compelling as a drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A small gem of a Holocaust tale that will have limited appeal."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
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