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On My Own (1991)
"Il colore dei suoi occhi" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2 July 1993 (Italy)
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Simon Henderson is at boarding school in Canada while his father works in Hong Kong, and his mother lives in England. When his parents visit him in the holidays, Simon discovers that his ... See full summary »

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Simon Henderson
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The Mother
David McIlwraith ...
The Father
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The Colonel
Michele Melega ...
Shammas
Colin Fox ...
Palter
Nicolas Van Burek ...
Max Cobb
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Tania
Lanna MacKay ...
Evi
Michael Polley ...
Soccer Coach
Colin Brezicki ...
Sawyers
James Mainprize ...
Computer Class Teacher
Norwich Duff ...
Classroom Teacher
Donald Ewer ...
Priest
Christopher Hicks ...
Henry Chase
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Simon Henderson is at boarding school in Canada while his father works in Hong Kong, and his mother lives in England. When his parents visit him in the holidays, Simon discovers that his mother has schizophrenia. Written by Will Gilbert

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16 December 2001 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

On My Own is a very good coming-of-age film depicting Simon, a boy who lives at a boarding school in Canada, which is the primary setting for the movie.

During the Christmas break, Simon learns that his mother had a "breakdown" through his father. After visiting her at the hospital and learning her incapacity to spend the holidays with him, the boy chooses to return to the board instead of going on a ski trip with his father.

Having been incapable to see her son during the holidays, Simon's mother decides to visit him at school and informs him that she suffers from schizophrenia.

The movie focuses mainly on Simon's boarding lifestyle and his relationship with his mother, rather than his relationship with his mother's illness. Schizophrenia plays but a very superficial role in this movie.

However it was not what I expected, because of a misleading review, I greatly enjoyed this film. The movie in all its aspects is extremely well balanced. The characters are very well acted, the storyline is appealing, realistic and doesn't drip from emotions.

In summary, a very good, pleasant and balanced coming of age film.


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