|Release date:||Friday November 25 2005|
Cast and crew
I revisited this film recently and was reminded of how utterly beautiful it is. It doesn’t stray far from the novel and Schreiber’s cast mirror Jonathan Safran Foer's characters wonderfully. Elijah Wood’s character is straight-edged and serious, but the emotional journey he goes through, people he meets and the places he visits make for an almost changed man by the end. It is brilliantly funny and heart-achingly sad at times, and gives insight into some of the effects of post-war ancestry.