Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)
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Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a psychologist, returns to bury his father. Back in his hometown, he meets a woman called Ruby who reminds him in so many ways of his lost love.
Psychoanalyst Dr. Samuel Franks heads back to his rural hometown of Genoa, Victoria, Australia to bury his recently deceased father, Dr. David Franks. Once back and staying at the now empty family home, Sam reminisces about one fateful summer of his teen-aged life when he was back from boarding school, and spent much of his time with the Lewis family, most specifically with leg brace wearing Silvy Lewis, the two who had a deep emotional connection with each other. His reminiscences are sparked in part by meeting in Genoa a young amnesiac calling herself Ruby. Some of the situations Sam finds himself in with Ruby are reminiscent of those he spent with Silvy that summer. Despite what happened that summer, Sam begins to wonder if Ruby and Silvy are indeed the same person, or...
A man returns to Victoria, Australia, where he grew up, and encounters a mysterious woman who reminds him of someone he once knew.
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