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Amnesia: The James Brighton Enigma (2005)

An American is found naked and amnesiac in a vacant parking lot in Montreal in 1998. He says his name is James Brighton, but the only thing he's sure of is that he's gay. What happened to ... See full summary »

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James Brighton / Matthew Honeycutt
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Le meneur
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Acolyte #1
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Acolyte #2
Karyne Lemieux ...
Sylvie
Philippe Provencher ...
Policier à l'hôpital
Claudine Paquette ...
Réceptionniste à l'hôpital
Neil De Albuquerque ...
Préposé
Enrica Boucher ...
Patiente
Karine Lavergne ...
Infirmière
Louise Laprade ...
Geneviève Marler
Ginette Boivin ...
Dr. Montoya
Stefan Perrault ...
Lieutenant Marcel Beaupré
Norman Helms ...
Félix Blain
Henri Pardo ...
Dominique
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An American is found naked and amnesiac in a vacant parking lot in Montreal in 1998. He says his name is James Brighton, but the only thing he's sure of is that he's gay. What happened to this young American in search of freedom ? That's what Sylvie, a criminology student, tries to find out. Written by Les productions Castor & Pollux Inc. [ca]

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26 September 2005 (Canada)  »

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CAD 871,592 (estimated)
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There's paint drying, and there's paint drying...
10 April 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Amnesiac with minimal personal memory shows up in Montreal, with just knowledge of being gay, a name James Brighton and a chit of paper with a town name and a phone number, which doesn't check out. Months pass. At times I felt I was watching paint drying and just yearned, oh how I yearned, for him to hurry up and recover his memory. But the intrigue continued as a new identity for him showed up - where had these folk been all these months, why hadn't they reported him missing, were they themselves for real? It was all a puzzle. Common sense told me the guy had suffered some mental trauma, obviously not a rape to himself as even stupid doctors would pick that up. So what was it? The flashbacks suggested abduction. Exorcism? I watched on. That's the point of this film, it hooks you in and you keep watching.

But in the end the flaw of the film is that the hero is such a blank canvas you ultimately don't really care who he is. Which is a shame, as he is not lacking in some good looks.


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