Plus Tard (One Day You'll Understand) (Later)
Plus Tard (One Day You'll Understand) (Later) (2008)

A middle-aged man studying the Mur des Noms in modern-day France recalls the time 20 years prior when he and his mother were viewing the trial of Klaus Barbie with rapt attention in this introspective drama from director Amos Gitai. The… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 11, 2009
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

[Director] Gitai works here from Jérôme Clément's 2005 book about his mother. He whips something rich and delicate out of the story's dramatic spareness.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The intelligence and commitment of One Day You'll Understand can't be doubted, but as drama, the film barely registers.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Despite the back and forth between awkward and moving, unsubtle and touching, Gitai does make a strong case for personal reexaminations of the past.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The chance to watch the grand Jeanne Moreau is this flat memoir's saving grace.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Nonetheless, this mesmerizing, flawed, almost Proustian meditation has more to do with the present than the past.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Accurate in imaging the mystery of man's not fully knowable past, 'One Day You'll Understand' leaves too much distant, unsolved and confused.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Directed by Amos Gitai, "One Day You'll Understand" is an intelligent, intriguing but not entirely successful movie set in… More