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I think it is a very nice movie. But some of the actors have a very strange accent and are difficult to understand.
The movie begins with aI think it is a very nice movie. But some of the actors have a very strange accent and are difficult to understand.
The movie begins with a man who buries his suitcase. Throughout the movie you see its Chayas father and he tries to find his suitcase in the yards of people in Antwerp.
I have seen many habits of Jewish people. I think the character of Simcha Kalman is very well played. And certainly because he is so young. At the beginning he was to scared to talk. But after he went to the pond with Chaya Silberschmidt for the first time, he imitated the sound of the ducks. But throughout the movie he talks to much more people. He even talks with his father where he was afraid of.
The saddest moment of the movie is when Chaya know that Simcha was drowned in the pond. After she heard this, she went to the family. But first she was not welcome and she was blamed for the death of Simcha.… Full Review »
It was the first time I saw a movie about Jewish people and their lifestyle. In my opinion it wasn’t a bad movie. The movie gives a goodIt was the first time I saw a movie about Jewish people and their lifestyle. In my opinion it wasn’t a bad movie. The movie gives a good indication how Orthodox Jews live and how it looks in a Jewish district.
In the beginning of the movie we have a flashback, from before World War II. Where Chaja’s father buries two suitcases.
The story takes place in 1972 in Antwerp. Chaja’s father has started searching for his suitcases. And Chaja’s looking for a job. She comes to the Jewish family Kalman via an advertisement. Where she starts cleaning the house. She also babysits the 4 year old Simcha who never talked to his family before. She takes him to the pond to feed the ducks. Suddenly he says quack quack. This is personally my best moment of the movie. The two build up va strong relationship and Simcha starts talking to his own family. The moment Chaja isn’t babysitting, Simcha runs away and drowns in the pond. That’s the saddest moment of the movie. When Chaja’s hears about the news that Simcha is dead she goes to his family but she isn’t welcome by other Jews.
At the end we see Chaja and his father searching for the suitcases.
I would give the movie a solid 7/10… Full Review »
Speaking for myself I think it was a very good movie. You have movies about the tension between secular and religious Jews and movies aboutSpeaking for myself I think it was a very good movie. You have movies about the tension between secular and religious Jews and movies about holocaust survivors. Both parts are incorporated in this movie.
Chaya, a Jewish college-aged woman in Antwerp, Belgium, couldn’t care less about her family’s stories. Also she finds the Chasidim is very weird.
In order to raise some money to pay for her rent, she accepts to work as the nanny of two twin babies and a little boy in on orthodox Jewish home. Although she’s ready to quit the first day, she quickly develops a kinship with the youngest boy. The youngest boy’s name is Simcha. He can’t speak, even though he’s four years old.
Chaya spend allot of time whit the boy. As a result, she brings him out. He saw more things of life and has a lot of fun. He begins talking and even sing the Mah Nishtanah at the Seder.
Through the movie, I realize that you as orthodox Jewish people still can get good friends with people who is less faithful. You see that hatred of a particular group of people is not good. Everyone is different and with some of these group can you have fine experience.… Full Review »
The movie ‘Left Luggage’ is telling us how the people lived in the Holocaust. In my opinion, I liked the movie because now we know how theThe movie ‘Left Luggage’ is telling us how the people lived in the Holocaust. In my opinion, I liked the movie because now we know how the Jews lived in that time. The man was fighting in WWII and dug his suitcases in the ground to keep it away from the Nazi’s. after WWII, he went to that place to find the suitcases. But the area has changed and he didn’t found them. In that time, his daughter Chaya is trying to find a new job. So she went to a Jewish family and being a nanny for the children. One child doesn’t speak and Chaya is trying to let him speak while walking to the park to feed the ducks. But when Chaya isn’t there, Simcha went to the park to feed them and felt in the water and then he died. The family of Simcha thinks that it’s her fault because she went to the park with him.
There are references with the Holocaust, especially when the man blocks the stair when Chaya destroyed the mans jacked.
The saddest part of the movies is that Mr. Apfelschnitt telling Chaya that Simcha is dead, that he drowned in the pool in the park.
Personally, I think that it was a terrible time in the Holocaust for the Jewish people, trying to hide them from the Nazi’s. because if they find them, they probably were killed.… Full Review »
The movie shows interesting human strategies for dealing with loss, whether the death of loved ones or the annihilation of entire people's asThe movie shows interesting human strategies for dealing with loss, whether the death of loved ones or the annihilation of entire people's as in the Holocaust. The film shows a lot of love for friends, but it’s hard when it comes to a loss of a loved person.
Two Jewish families in Antwerp deal catastrophically with problems in life. One family tries to escape from everything Jewish and become modern. This leaves such an emptiness, that the father of the family doesn't know why he spends all his time searching the city and reading maps or books for the place where he buried some family luggage with the family treasure, before being deported during the Holocaust in WO II. The other family is an very orthodox Judaism family, they cuts themselves off from all that is new and different. But when Chaya, the daughter from the other family, comes in their lives they change and they are looking different to the world and accept her in their lives.… Full Review »