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Relics: Einstein's Brain (1994)

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Believe the hype.
7 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt this movie is everything you have heard about it and and more. As the other reviewer states, it is so fantastic and unbelievable that it is difficult to discern whether or not it is fiction or an actual documentary.

Now that this is on the internet it is destined to be an instant cult hit and no doubt sold by those obscure film bootleg DVD websites for much more than its worth.

Without spoiling too much of the story, the main character is an extremely endearing Japanese professor. He comes to America armed with a documentary team, an interpreter and the single objective of finding Einstein's brain. As is explained in the film, upon Albert Einstein's death his brain was removed for research purposes.

For me, the film is like Waiting For Godot only with a happy ending and with far more likable characters. It may be slightly unsettling for some people as you will see example brains occasionally in the film and it gets a little "hands on". I found it a little bit nauseating but it was well worth it in the long run.

I am not one who gives out my "favorite movie of all time" judgment lightly or often, if at all, but this movie was instantly a hit with me and most definitely a contender for my favorite movie of all time that I've seen so far in life. Perhaps that could be partly attributed to the difficult search it can require to see the film which in retrospect can feel like it is actually mirroring the search depicted within in the film.


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