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Cortex (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 30 January 2008 (France)
A retired police inspector is stricken with Alzheimer's and decides to move into a residential clinic where he is puzzled by the sudden deaths of several patients.

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Nicolas Boukhrief
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Dussollier ... Charles Boyer
Marthe Keller ... Carole Rothmann
Julien Boisselier ... Thomas Boyer
Chantal Neuwirth Chantal Neuwirth ... Francine
Claire Nebout Claire Nebout ... Sandra
Claude Perron ... Béatrice Monnier
Laure Salama Laure Salama ... Diane
Pascal Elbé ... Docteur Chenot
Aurore Clément ... Marie
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ... Louis Brunet
Serge Renko Serge Renko ... Jérémy
Elisabeth Macocco ... Hélène
Anne-Marie Faux Anne-Marie Faux ... Claire
Philippe Laudenbach ... Daniel
Olivier Lejeune Olivier Lejeune ... Martin Chaffour
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Storyline

After realizing he finds it hard to manage alone and not to be dependent upon his son Thomas any more, retired police inspector Charles Boyer, who suffers from Alzheimer's, decides to leave his apartment and move into The Residence, a clinic treating neuro-degenerative illnesses. But he is puzzled when several patients around him die unexpectedly. Is it a delusion of his disturbed mind or are murders really being committed? This will be the object of Charles' most difficult investigation ever. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Wild Bunch [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 January 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nyomozás zavaros vizeken See more »

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Budget:

EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,062,203
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Guillaume Canet was considered for the role of Thomas, finally played by Julien Boisselier. See more »

Soundtracks

Kaiserswalzer opus 437 (La valse de l'empereur)
(1889)
Composed by Johann Strauss
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If you liked Memento, you will like this
30 August 2008 | by dwolfe-10See all my reviews

Not as exotic as Memento, and not the same kind of movie experience, but this movie explores the other, much more common, memory loss that so many of us will experience, or will watch our loved ones experience.

As his memory worsens and as his ability to distinguish reality from delusion slips away Charles Boyer, former police inspector, thinks he may be seeing something nobody else is. The question is can he make anyone believe him? Can he even convince himself before he succumbs completely and finally to Alzheimer's?

André Dussollier's portrayal of a formally brilliant man losing, it and knowing he is losing it, projects real pain and fear. Its hard to watch him struggle trying to remember, trying to clear his head, to even understand his own notes. Meanwhile all the caretakers, and his own son, treat him like a child and try to medicate him into submission...

This movie is a brilliant exploration of aging, memory, identity, and the inevitable end of life we all face.


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