Director Paul Schrader’s newest film, Adam Resurrected, is based on the crowning achievement of one of Israel’s literary masters,Yoram Kaniuk. Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum) is a charismatic patient at a mental institution for Holocaust survivors in Israel. Before the war, Adam was a Jewish vaudeville performer in Germany, until he found himself in a concentration camp confronted byCommandant Klein (Willem Dafoe). He survives the camp by becoming the Commandant’s “dog”, entertaining him with his musicaland comedic talents. While at the institution years later, Adam must confront his past head-on for the sake of someone else’s salvation.