Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Alexander is a concert pianist living in Amsterdam. He is also a survivor of the Holocaust, and in his personal life he is startlingly nonverbal and uncommunicative. Nonetheless, he has a close enough relationship with his niece that they are able to play some lovely four-handed piano pieces together. The two of them apparently share some deep secret, but what that is never becomes entirely clear. When the niece returns to his Hamburg flat with her combat-photographer boyfriend, Alexander decides to keep tabs on her. Meanwhile, he is attempting to continue his work of reconciling himself with his painful past.