Left Luggage | 2000

Drama, Adaptation
A young woman learns an important lesson when she becomes a nanny for a jewish family.

Cast

... Mrs Kalman

Actor

... Mr Silberschmidt--Chaja's Father

Actor

... Chaja Silberschmidt

Actor

... Mr Kalman

Actor

... Mrs Silberschmidt--Chaja's Mother

Actor

... Concierge

Actor

... Simcha Kalman

Actor

... Mr Apfelshnitt

Actor

... Sofie

Actor

... Mrs Goldman

Actor

... Mr Goldman

Actor

... Grandfather

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Production Company

Creative Investment

Production Company

De Vensche BV

Production Company

Ear Whacks!

Production Company

Favorite Films NV

Production Company

Flemish Film Fund

Production Company

Synopsis

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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