A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.
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Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.Written by
The recurring theme of the seahorse is a callback to Will's disorder.
PTSD is caused by a "blown-out" hippocampus, which in turn is caused by an over-stimulated amygdala, the organ that produces terror. In a healthy brain, the hippocampus double-checks the source of an alarm and switches off the amygdala if not judged urgent. This is nearly instantaneous, so that the person may not even be aware a terror prompt has occurred before the hippocampus cancels it.
In PTSD sufferers, the hippocampus has been burned out by one or more intensely traumatic events, so that the amygdala keeps pumping terror prompts into the neural system over and over, with little or no interference. Hence the experience of flashbacks (sudden irrational terror originating from a trigger sensed by the amygdala, but possibly not even known to the victim).
"Hippocampus" is also the classic/poetic word for seahorse. The hippocampus in the brain is called that because it's shaped like a seahorse. See more »
The chessboard is set up incorrectly. Chessboards should have a white square at the bottom right (from each player's perspective). See more »
Do you have difficulty enjoying things? Have you felt distant or cut off from people? Are you unable to have sad or loving feelings?
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Angel of Mercy
Written by Eric Caboor
Performed by David Kauffman and Eric Caboor
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The reason I picked this movie - the memorable 'Winters Bone' by Debra Granik.
'Leave No Trace' continues Graniks theme of disconnected, broken people and communities worn down by war, drugs, poverty, poor health, failing services, disempowerment etc
A strange, intimate world brings together mental health, the beauty of nature, youth, struggles to present normality in abnormal circumstances, strange religion, engaging animals, concrete, christmas trees & doomed .love
Juxtaposition of nature & urban blight is too simplistic. Dig a bit deeper.
Not an easy movie but highly recommended.
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