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Fantastic Film That Will Stick In The Mind For Quite Some Time...
MULTIPLE is not meant for an escapist public, but will give the viewer sweaty hands for 100 minutes and a heart that's throbbing in the throat !
For a film that is not meant to be a thriller, but a true story based on 'medical cases', that is an enormous accomplishment. Every time the story reaches yet another heart wrenching moment, language seizes and music takes over. There is just so much we can express in words...
MULTIPLE deals with schizophrenia, and Liz -the main protagonist- struggles with her multiple personalities. She is hauntingly portrayed by breven angaelica warren. What a superb actress ! The doctor too gives a fine performance, and those two drive the entire film up to its nerve wrecking end. The camera subtly follows both these key players, not shying away from gorgeous extreme close ups when the story gets claustrophobic. There are lush wide shots too, of which one in particular will linger long in the mind: as a Kurosawian moment to get our heads in order before the story continues (a little breather, so to speak) we are shown a wonderful mountain panorama. Then the camera pens of to the left, and reveals a road, where Liz and her father are taking a walk, with their car parked in the background.
As a footnote within the film, there is the reference to 'Sybil', (the film in which Sally Field plays a woman who harbors 13 different personalities within her self) which is so respectfully done, that I had to mention it here.
MULTIPLE is terrific, and will keep you busy long after the film has finished. The film looks beautiful, the opening scene is simply fantastic, the story is mind twitching, and the acting is superb ... Try and get the chance to see much more of breven angaelica warren !
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