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Paul W.S. Anderson
The elementary school teacher Anna Marchant lives with her boyfriend Bryce in a nice apartment and every now and then she meets her best friends Francine and Nina to drink and talk. When Anna is crossing a bridge to meet Bryce, she sees an infamous serial-killer killing a woman. Anna runs but she is attacked by the killer and she falls off the bridge and hits her head. Anna stays in coma for a week and when she awakes, she learns that she has brain damage followed by Prosopagnosia, a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while the ability to recognize other objects may be relatively intact. The police detective Sam Kerrest unsuccessfully tries to force Anna to remember the face of the serial-killer. Now the serial-killer knows that Anna has seen his face, but she is incapable of even recognizing Bryce and her close friends. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The brilliance of this movie is they keep you confused about the identity of each character by using dozens different actors for each character, morphing, makeup etc. Just like the heroine, you can't remember what each character really looks like. The changes start out subtle, so it feels like your memory is faulty. You experience the world partially through the eyes of the heroine who cannot distinguish faces. Voices, builds etc. are not distinctive either.
This ambiguity of identity greatly enhances the problem of the heroine knowing whom she can trust. It is a traditional horror movie where the heroine refuses to take sensible precautions, and keeps putting herself at mortal risk. This movie works because the heroine is so vulnerable and because the villain takes such sadistic pleasure in teasing her with her strange vulnerability. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I normally find the genre boring.
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