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The Flat (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $471,842Details
International Box Office $282,702
Worldwide Box Office $754,544
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades since immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a dense mountain of photos, letters, files, and objects, Goldfinger begins to uncover clues that seem to point to a greater mystery and soon a complicated family history unfolds before his camera. What starts to take shape reflects nothing less than the troubled and taboo story of three generations of Germans - both Jewish and non-Jewish - trying to piece together the puzzle of their lives in the aftermath of the terrible events of World War II.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
84% - Fresh
69% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 19th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Jewish, Holocaust, World War II, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Nazis
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Zero One Film, Arnon Goldfinger, ZDF, SWRL Films, Noga Communications, Channel 8, Arte, FFA, Medienbourd Berlin-Brandenburg, DFFF, New Israeli Foundation for Cinema and Television


Arnon Goldfinger    Himself
Hannah Goldfinger    Herself
Edda Milz von Midlenstein    Herself
Harold Milz    Himself
Gertrude Kino    Herself
Tamar Tuchler    Himself
Michael Widlt    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Arnon Goldfinger
Producer    Thomas Kufus
Producer    Arnon Goldfinger
Editor    Philippe Bellaiche
Editor    Talia (Tulik) Galon
Sound    Amos Zipori

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 12th, 2013

March 13th, 2013

There are not many first run releases coming out on the home market this week, but two of them, Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians, rose to Pick of the Week status. For that honor, we have to turn to an older release, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary by coming out on Blu-ray for the first time. Yes, it is shovelware, but it is still the best movie on this week's list. If you don't have the DVD already and really don't like Pan & Scan, you might want to wait till Disney fixes the mix-up with the DVD portion of the Combo Pack. More...

Per Theater Chart: Awards Season is In Session

October 23rd, 2012

The Sessions was one of two films to top $10,000 over the weekend on the Per Theater Chart. It managed an average of $28,367 in four theaters. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie - Part 1: Beginnings / Part 2: Eternal earned an average of $12,468 in five theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Holy Cow!

October 19th, 2012

It's a slower week for limited releases, but there are a couple that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Holy Motors is one of them, but while it should do well in art house theaters, its chances at mainstream success is a lot more limited. The Sessions reviews are even better and it has a lot more mainstream appeal. It is never easy for a limited release, but of all of the film's on this week's list, this one has the best shot at the box office. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/19 57 $19,916   2 $9,958   $19,916 3
2012/10/26 46 $36,822 +85% 9 $4,091   $70,968 10
2012/11/02 40 $72,224 +96% 23 $3,140   $160,106 17
2012/11/09 39 $56,494 -22% 25 $2,260   $245,383 24
2012/11/16 44 $35,434 -37% 26 $1,363   $306,498 31
2012/11/23 53 $29,165 -18% 21 $1,389   $351,300 38
2012/11/30 54 $24,487 -16% 19 $1,289   $386,414 45
2012/12/07 57 $20,789 -15% 17 $1,223   $418,729 52
2012/12/14 59 $14,817 -29% 15 $988   $445,919 59
2012/12/21 68 $2,501 -83% 6 $417   $455,203 66
2013/01/04 64 $6,515   9 $724   $467,022 80

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