In the hands of director Jerry Schatzberg, Reunion
, Fred Uhlman's short, sharp shock of an autobiographical novella, becomes a ponderous feature. REUNION has good intentions and production values, but lacks the humanity that could have given this Holocaust tale real impact.
In the present-day prologue, Henry, nee Hans, Strauss (Jason Robards) is an aging New York businessman who goes to Germany on a painful errand. The story then takes the form of sepia-toned reminiscence, with the young Hans Strauss (Christian Anholt) living an affluent boyhood in early 1930s
Stuttgart. One day a new student arrives at Hans's school, Count Konradin Von Lohenburg (Samuel...