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A Summer in the Cage (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 October 2007 (USA)
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"A Summer in the Cage" is filmmaker Ben Selkow's feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam's battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film ... See full summary »

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Ben Selkow

Writers:

John Mims, Ben Selkow
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"A Summer in the Cage" is filmmaker Ben Selkow's feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam's battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film follows Sam for seven years as he suffers delusional manic episodes, battles paralyzing depressions, and tries to escape the legacy of his bipolar father who committed suicide when Sam was eight years old. By showing the difficult emotional impact of being bipolar on Sam, his family, all those who care about him and the filmmaker, "A Summer in the Cage" hopes to put a human face on an illness that affects millions of American families. But as this dramatic story unfolds and heads to an explosive standoff, it also becomes a unique tale about friendship and the ethical responsibilities of a documentary filmmaker. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This Is Not Mental Illness!

I took a chance of this movie, because as a 100 disabled Gulf War Veteran, that suffers with bi-polar and has since 1992, I was interested in seeing what was happening with the main character. This movie deals nothing with bi-polar, but looks like they gave someone a camera to follow around, who doesn't have the slightest clue of the disease, and the research that when into the film, is laughable at best. The Best series I've seen that comes close is Stephen Fry's The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. This guy is this film, just doesn't want to do anything, like get a job, wake up, he thinks the camera man is his therapist. Anyone can ab lib this horrible peace of film making.


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