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Case Study - Adam Resurrected
- Giving Life to an “Unscreenable” Novel
Adam Resurrected is the adaptation of the – for a long time considered unscreenable - novel of the same name by Yoram Kaniuk, published in Israel in 1968.
It is the moving story of Adam Stein, a former circus clown, who was spared from the gas chamber in order to entertain thousands of his fellow Jews on the way to their deaths, and who now, in the early 1960s, lives at a Negev desert asylum populated only by Holocaust survivors, where he struggles to cope in a world in which the border between sanity and madness has been forever blurred.
Why did it take so long to make a film based on the novel and what was the reason and trigger for it to finally happen? The director and the producers talk about the intense process of making Adam Resurrected come alive on screen, about the conditions and the obstacles, including obtaining the film rights for this powerful Holocaust fiction.
Read the Case Study with the interview to the director Paul Schrader, Sarah Lüke from 3L Group and Ehud Bleiberg head of the international sales company Bleiberg Entertainment, during the conference organised in cooperation with Frankfurt Book Fair at the 2009 Berlinale Co-Production Market.