Monday, November 12, 2012
LOST LUGGAGE (Left Luggage)

The first thing I want to say about this movie is, "I would like to see it again!! 

There was so much to grasp, to think about, and to appreciate, I want another opportunity to "get it all."

The featured actors were Maximilian Schell, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Fraser, Chaim Topol and  Adam Monty .

I'll attempt to relay a little of the story:

The 20 year old Chaya lives in Antwerp, Belgium in the early 70's.  She needs a job, has an opportunity to work as a nanny for a Hassidic family which consists of five youngsters.  Her first reaction is, "no way, this is not for me."

She changes her mind when she feels a strong connection with the four year old boy who can not speak. She takes the job and learns a lot about the lifestyle of the Hasidic culture.

Her father tells her about the luggage he had to bury when he had to escape the country.  He  has a strong desire to find the luggage.

The important words his wife says is, " It's not the luggage he lost in that filty war, it was himself."

What I found most interesting was when Passover was approaching and the neighborhood was preparing for the holiday -  the Hassidic community was out in the street burning all the "treif  (Not Kosher) food" and cleaning all household items.

When I was a child I  remember seeing my mother cleaning everything, emptying the pantry and buying all fresh foods for Passover but it wasn't anything like the way they showed it in this movie.

They cleaned, burned, and the children danced in the street!

There's a lot more I could  tell you about the movie  - like when I first looked it up on Google I found the title in some places listed it as "Left Luggage."

Whatever the title, it's worth seeing!   

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Isabellla Rossilini. What a remarkable and beautiful woman. I really like her and your movie reviews. Dianne (who loves all things French)
I'm not much of a movie goer, however, this one is worth finding and going to. I love a good story accompanied by a cultural education.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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