Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
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Though some critics speculated otherwise, this controversial and riveting documentary tells the true story of a real-life amnesiac. In 2003, British expatriate Douglas Bruce found himself on a train to Coney Island with no memory of whom he was or where he lived. When filmmaker Rupert Murray got wind of his friend's plight, he brought his camera and a collection of home movies of Bruce to try to help him reconnect with his past. The end result is a gripping, fascinating work that--true or not--raises profound questions about memory, identity, and personal history. "...an unexpectedly emotional, continually disconcerting film" (Kenneth Turan,
Los Angeles Times
Rupert Murray---USA---2005---87 mins.
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