Dutch actor, Jeroen Krabbes first feature film is a touching look at the connected lives of two Jewish families in early 1970s Belgium. Laura Fraser stars as Chaja, the 20 year-old daughter of two Holocaust survivors who eschews her faith and goes to Antwerp to study philosophy and live a bohemian life. However, when she takes a job as a nanny for the Kalmans, a Hasidic family, she begins a friendship with the devout Mrs. Kalman (Rossellini) and her four-year-old son, Simcha that forces her to re-evaluate the Jewish faith. An affecting and clear eyed look at Hasidic faith, which is so often glossed over and generalised in movies, LEFT LUGGAGE is a moving film, aided immeasurably by Ms. Rossellinis and Ms. Frasers standout performances.
Release Date: 12 June 2006
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced
Running Time: 96 minutes
Main Language: English