I really enjoyed „Awakenings”. The biggest advantage of this movie are main actors – Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Both characters were played very convincingly. De Niro especially caught my attention. I knew that he is a good actor, but typically he plays gangsters etc. Here he shows all of his acting skills, proves that he can identify with a very sick man. I’m surprised that I never heard about this movie before.
I think that Rilke’s poem symbolizes patients. Because of their illness, they are trapped in their bodies just like panther behind the bars.
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