28th May 2024

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As fascinating as medical aspect of the movie was, I was truly amazed by the the story of catatonic patients, who at the beginning of the movie were overlooked and treated almost as living dolls. But dr. Sayer saw them as humans and he fought for his patients to be treated as ones. My favourite scene – the little dancing at the canteen. Seeing Leonard and Paula enjoying themselves, his spasms disappearing for a short period of time, Leonard telling Paula that he cannot see her anymore. I couldn’t help but cry.