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Clean, Shaven (1993)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  21 April 1995 (USA)
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Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange ... See full summary »

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Alice Levitt ...
Girl with Ball
Megan Owen ...
Mrs. Winter
Jennifer MacDonald ...
Nicole
Molly Castelloe ...
Melinda Frayne
Jill Chamberlain ...
Teenager at Motel
Agathe Leclerc ...
Murdered Girl
Robert Albert ...
Jack McNally
Roget Joly ...
Police Photographer
René Beaudin ...
Boy on Bicycle
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Eliot Rockett ...
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Angela Vibert ...
Girl in Rain
Karen MacDonald ...
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Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror. In a brief moment of congruence, he shatters his image reflected in a window, perhaps to more properly align it with his fragmented psyche. During his quest, he runs afoul of the law and an ongoing murder investigation. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The steering column shifter knob in Peter's car is missing. Then it reappears. See more »

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Nicole Winter: [to her father, Peter] You don't have a very nice car.
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astoundingly well made beautiful film
5 February 2004 | by (providence RI usa) – See all my reviews

sorry, this isn't a Hollywood movie about schizophrenia, its not a killer/thriller, its not a gross~out picture, and its not boring. Not being schizophrenic myself i can't attest to the strict accuracy of the impression one is left with. All I can say for sure is that this is without question one of the most strangely beautiful, compassionate, powerful pieces of art i have ever seen.

The story is ultimately incredibly frustrating and deeply tragic, much like the life of its protagonist; poignant and scary start to finish. the cinematography captures the absurd beauty of the natural world and juxtaposes it with the terrifying strangeness of feeling utterly disconnected therefrom. Peter suffers from random auditory hallucinations, so we do to. He is deeply paranoid and almost utterly lost in the world; its clear someone is out to get him, and we are never sure whether he actually hurt anyone or not.

If you want to be spoon~fed something you've already experienced many times before, this isn't the movie for you. But if you appreciate being challenged, forced even, to see the world through a very different lens, you should really see this movie if you haven't already.


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