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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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Intriguing story
8 July 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The young amnesiac who awakes in Montreal knowing nothing of himself except that he is gay--the central key to his story--is excellently and sympathetically acted by Dusan Dukic, with generally fine performances by the supporting players as well. The story is a fascinating one, sensitively posing core philosophical questions of the meaning of identity, the effects on a person of suddenly losing it, the rewards and the risks of regaining it, and above all, the ways in which its loss affects one's relationships with others, present and past, and with oneself.

The screenplay successfully avoids the clichés and psycho-babble that can afflict stories of this sort, emphasizing instead the mystery that is at the heart of the tale: how and why has this young man lost his memory? The difficulties everyone has attempting to unravel it comprise most of the plot and consistently hold the viewer's interest.

The film's primary shortcomings are occasionally awkward transitions that can leave the viewer confused, and supporting characters who are too often underdeveloped or ill-explained and who arrive and disappear from the story with frustrating rapidity.

Nevertheless "Amnesia" is a fine film, both entertaining and thought-provoking.


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