THE MEMORY THIEF tells the story of Lukas - an aimless, haunted young man in contemporary L.A. who buries thoughts of his own past in the humdrum routine of a tollbooth clerk. A chance encounter with a Holocaust survivor suddenly brings into focus a world and an identity he embraces with frightening intensity - the victimized Jews of World War II. As he begins to enthusiastically act out his newfound obsession, Lukas discovers that survivor's guilt isn't just for the Jews anymore. THE MEMORY THIEF is a mesmerizing, audacious psychological thriller in the tradition of TAXI DRIVER.The film stars Mark Webber (The Hottest State, Broken Flowers, Storytelling), Rachel Miner (Black Dahlia, Bully, Alice) and Jerry Adler (In Her Shoes, The Sopranos, Manhattan Murder Mystery).
The Memory Thief is a captivating tale from director Gil Kofman with a genius performance from Mark Webber and deft editing from Curtiss Clayton... Kofman s obsession with obsession is one of the more affecting films I have ever seen. --Sean Cronin, Denver Westword
This is yet another example of why I go to film festivals. I had no preconceived feelings about this film one way or another, no scuttlebutt. But the film simply blew me away. --Ken Rudolph, Seattle Film Festival Journal
A plethora of films about the Holocaust exists from Life is Beautiful to Schindler s List but Kofman s presents a unique point of view with The Memory Thief... Similar to Scorcese s Taxi Driver, Gil Kofman s The Memory Thief is a haunting tale in 94 tight minutes... --Stephen Sporer, Twin City Daily Planet