現已記錄70套電影

1990 – 無語問蒼天 (Awakenings)

Director: Penny Marshall
Writers: Oliver Sacks (book) (as Oliver Sacks M.D.), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner
Length: 2h 1min





當年看時應該年紀比較小,現在人長大了,但仍然被這電影所感動。


醫生是一位不善辭令、有點內歛的書呆子,但對醫學的熱誠及對病因的執著,令一潭死水的慢性病醫院注入了生命力。患上強直性昏厥症的病人多年在被已定的模式下「活著」,他們的活動能力很低,日常生活都必需靠他人來照顧,電影中他們以發夢來形容這種「活著」,到後來他們以新藥物治療並從夢中甦醒過來,活得與正常人無異。


這是真人真事,肯定是催淚的,但整套電影描述病情、心理狀況等都不落俗套,很細緻:希望、熱忱、煎熬、無奈、絕望等,無論對病者、醫者、家屬,還是醫護人員來說都是一種非常複雜的情緒。整體都令我看得非常投入,跟他們一起走過這歷程。結尾部份醫生的一段話及醫生的改變,令到氣氛轉向光明一點:活著還是有盼望,就是珍惜最簡單、最細微、在你身旁的人和事。


What we do know is that, as the chemical window closed, another awakening took place; that the human spirit is more powerful than any drug – and THAT is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. THESE are the things that matter. This is what we’d forgotten – the simplest things.

Dr Malcolm Sayer

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