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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Dusan Dukic ... James Brighton / Matthew Honeycutt

Tyler Hall ... Le meneur

Derek Lebrero ... Acolyte #1

Maurizio Terrazzano ... 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
Louis Mauffette ... Bénévole S.O.S. Gai (as Louis-Olivier Mauffette)
Patrice D'Aragon ... Ami au bar
Étienne Meunier ... Client au bar
Paul-Antoine Taillefer ... Animateur TVK
Matt Holland ... Bob Williams
Eric Cabana ... Inspecteur Christian Leclerc (as Éric Cabana)
François Dupuy ... Reporter TQA
Mariah Inger ... Bobbie
Fernand Rainville ... Me Maurice Laurent
L. Kalo Gow ... Tante de Matthew Honeycutt
Helen King ... Journaliste
Charlot ... Charlie le chien

Bruce Ramsay ... Carl Honeycutt
Andrea Revel ... Chanteuse gospel
Peter Xirogiannis ... Musicien #1
Dave Lines ... Musicien #2
John Dodge ... Musicien #3

Holly G. Frankel ... Emma (as Holly Gauthier-Frankel)
Steven Turpin ... Le 'vrai' James Brighton

Julian Casey ... Brendan
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Directed by
Denis Langlois 
 
Writing credits
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Bertrand Lachance 
Denis Langlois 

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Bertrand Lachance .... producer
Denis Langlois .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Xirogiannis 
 
Cinematography by
Larry Lynn 
 
Film Editing by
Denis Langlois 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Montpetit 
 
Sound Department
Louis Hone .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
 
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Simon Wayland .... composer: additional music
 
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Claudia Bérubé .... set production assistant
 

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Canada:90 min
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing story, 8 July 2006
Author: rforwardjr from Los Angeles

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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