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When his mother shows early signs of Alzheimer's, Ian and his partner have to deal with the fact that she is convinced she is an important government official, believing that all the junk mail she receives is directly address to her.

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Maxime Brulein

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Maxime Brulein
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Cast

Credited cast:
Timothy George Connolly Timothy George Connolly ... Ian
Ines Hamers Ines Hamers ... Real estate client
John O. Nelson ... Simon
Alan Pietruszewski ... Agent Alan
Matthew Segel Matthew Segel ... Agent Matt
Trisha Simmons ... Debbie Moorhead
Peter James Smith ... Dr. Newburry
Barbara Tarbuck ... Cassandra
Mark N. Thomas Mark N. Thomas ... Real estate client
Carla Valentine ... Nurse Carla
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When his mother shows early signs of Alzheimer's, Ian and his partner have to deal with the fact that she is convinced she is an important government official, believing that all the junk mail she receives is directly address to her.

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alzheimer's disease | See All (1) »

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$3,000 (estimated)
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Two M Films See more »
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Color
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Moving, educative and surprising
22 December 2009 | by critic220See all my reviews

While the subject matter of Alzheimer's disease wouldn't be a selling point for me to watch a movie, I went to see 'Gone' at a Los Angeles screening because it featured one of my favorite actresses, Barbara Tarbuck, who's work I have enjoyed for many years. Gone was no difference. In the film, Ms. Tarbuck plays Cassandra, an elderly woman who is starting to show signs of Alzheimer's, which worries her gay son, Ian. Day in, day out, Ian, and his partner Simon, have to deal with Cassandra's confusion between reality and fiction. She thinks every piece of junk mail she gets is directly addressed to her, keeps telling the same stories of her heroic missions as a government official and is convinced that Washington wants her to work for them again. 'Gone' surprised me because it showed me a different type of Alzheimer's. The disease is much more than memory lose. And what the film also showed me is that the patient is not the only one suffering. It also affects the people around him/her. And yet, the film is far from being depressing. It's actually quite funny at some point. Pretty hard to be able to find humor is such a dark subject and I can only credit the makers of this film for this! What I loved is the film's surprising ending. I will, of course, not reveal what that is, but I can tell you this: I could easily see a feature version of this short film, so I can find out more about those well-written, intriguing characters.


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