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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  12 April 2008 (USA)
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A father separates his son from his twin sister at birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Based on the novel by Kim Edwards.

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On a snowy winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry rushes his pregnant wife Norah to the hospital, where, with help from her husband and nurse Caroline Gill, she delivers their son Paul. However, Dr. Henry discovers that his wife was carrying twins, and helps her deliver the second child, a baby girl named Phoebe. Shortly after Phoebe's birth, he finds that she has Down Syndrome, and hands her over to Nurse Caroline, explaining that the death of his ill sister nearly destroyed their mother and he doesn't want Norah to go through that. Instead, he instructs Caroline to take Phoebe to a nearby institution for the mentally ill, figuring the child won't live much longer, and tells Norah that Phoebe was a stillborn. However, after visiting the institution and seeing the state of the other patients, Caroline takes the baby home with her, stopping along the way to buy formula and diapers. With help from a truck driver named Al, Caroline begins to raise the baby as her own, while Dr. Henry ... Written by scorpionqueenofhearts

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When David and Phoebe get off the bus, a sign for Dalhousie University is clearly visible in the background. The scene supposedly takes place in Pittsburgh, PA, USA but Dalhousie is in Halifax, NS, Canada. See more »

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Nora Henry: [burning the pictures from the darkroom and referring to David] Bastard! That bastard!
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Musical Score
14 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Someone asked about a song that the son was playing on the guitar...

It's called: "Romance: Juegos Prohibidos." The composer is an anonymous Spanish guitarist.

However, you can find the song on iTunes played by other musicians.

A few scenes later, Paul and his son are in the truck arguing about music and there's another song playing.

It follows the son as he's running on the beach.

It's called "Asturias" by Juan Quesada and it's on the Vicky Cristina Barcelona soundtrack.

From the little bit I saw of the movie, I really enjoyed the soundtrack! Wish it were available to buy.


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