Adam Resurrected

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Adam Resurrected
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Paul Schrader
Produced by Ehud Bleiberg
Werner Wirsing
Screenplay by Noah Stollman
Based on the novel
by Yoram Kaniuk
Starring Jeff Goldblum
Willem Dafoe
Derek Jacobi
Ayelet Zurer
Music by Gabriel Yared
Cinematography Sebastian Edschmid
Edited by Sandy Saffeels
Bleiberg Entertainment
3L Filmproduktion
Distributed by Image Entertainment (United States)
3L Filmverleih (Germany)
Release dates
  • December 12, 2008 (2008-12-12) (United States)
  • February 19, 2009 (2009-02-19) (Germany)
Running time
106 min
Country Germany
United States
Language English

Adam Resurrected (Hebrew: אדם בן כלב‎‎, translit. Adam Ben Kelev) is a 2008 American-German-Israeli film, directed by Paul Schrader and adapted from Yoram Kaniuk's novel of the same name published in Israel in 1968 (the book's original name literally means "Man, son of a dog").

Jeff Goldblum stars as the title character, alongside Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi and Ayelet Zurer. Several major German stars, including Moritz Bleibtreu, Veronica Ferres, Juliane Köhler and Joachim Król, play supporting roles.


The film follows the story of Adam Stein, a charismatic patient of a fictitious psychiatric asylum for Holocaust survivors in Israel, in 1961.



The film was screened at several film festivals, including Telluride, Toronto, Mill Valley, AFI, Haifa Film Festival, Valladolid, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the London Jewish Film Festival. It was released in Germany on January 22, 2009.


Adam Resurrected currently holds a 34% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes

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