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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
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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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3 August 2001 | by (Hamilton, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I came across this film quite by chance, and am glad that I took the time to watch it.

It is, I guess, as the cover describes, a "coming of age" film, but it also more than that. A teenage boy has had the nature of his mother's illness concealed from him until now, and so he begins a journey toward understanding her, and himself. One might think that a film involving mental illness would be quite grim, but I didn't find it that way at all. It was compassionate but without being overly sentimental. The subplot of the boy's boarding school life and friendships reminded me just a little of Dead Poets Society, another film I have seen and enjoyed many times.

If you are interested in mental health or know someone with a mental illness then I would definitely recommend this film.


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