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The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

A man who has been in a coma since infancy is awakened.

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John Soames
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Dr. Bergen
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Dr. Maitland
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Thomas Fleming
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Joe Allan
Norman Jones ...
Davis
Dan Jackson ...
Nicholls
Vickery Turner ...
Naomi
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Jenny Bannerman
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Richard Bannerman
Joe McPartland ...
Inspector Moore
Pamela Moiseiwitsch ...
Girl on Train (as Pamela Moseiwitsch)
Billy Cornelius ...
Sgt. Clifford
Jon Croft ...
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Esmond Webb ...
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Since his birth, 30 years ago, John Soames is in a coma. Now he's operated and brought to life in a neurologic clinic. A tense plan shall make him develop from a 30 years old baby to a man, but there's no time for the love and care a normal baby would receive. He manages to flee... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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26 March 1971 (Ireland)  »

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Das zweite Leben des Mr. Soames  »

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The Great Terence Stamp
3 August 2005 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A unique and fascinating film. Terence Stamp should have received an Oscar for his haunting appearance as an adult man revived after 30 years from a coma he had lapsed into at birth. He is totally convincing as the little child in the body of a grown-up man. Much more effective than Tom Hanks in "Big", but "The mind of Mr. Soames" is not a comedy, although it contains many comical and touching scenes. And in spite of the subject it is surely not an overly sentimental or sensational film, it's rather more a character study (although occasionally it is also very thrilling), in fact it's presented in an almost documentary manner, which makes it the more interesting. The film also gives a nice outlook upon the world & society seen through the eyes of a little child. Outstanding photography, even poetical (the scenes when Soames is happy in the garden), and top quality actors in thoughtful roles. An undeservedly obscure film that should be more widely known.


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