#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It’s January, 1966 at St. Christina’s Psychiatric Hospital in Northwestern Ontario. Dr. Toby Greene and Nurse Susan Peterson are individually being interviewed by Dr. Craig Jones, one of the hospital’s administrators, about the incident that occurred just before Christmas, the day that their colleague, Dr. James Lawrence, inexplicably did not show up for work. As Dr. Lawrence disappeared the day before during a session with one of his regular patients, a young man named Michael Aleen, the belief among some is that Michael may have had something to do with Dr. Lawrence’s disappearance. That day, Dr. Greene took over Dr. Lawrence’s patient-load, which included a session with Michael to try and discover if he indeed had some nefarious role in Dr. Lawrence’s disappearance. Dr. Greene did not know Michael at all, and was unable to read his case file before meeting with Michael. Regardless, Dr. Greene believed he could read Michael and glean as much from his lies as from his truths. Conversely, Miss Peterson was well-acquainted with Michael and his overall mental state. On the surface, Michael seemed to be able to take control of the situation with information he was able to obtain about Dr. Greene and Miss Peterson to play one off the other, as well as information about secrets about the hospital the administrators believed were well hidden. Michael’s emotions also came into play in what happened that day, the question being whether either Dr. Greene or Miss Peterson were able to break through those emotions to the core of what was happening with Michael and Dr. Lawrence.
Plot: A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
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If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, don’t. The trailer gives too much away and robs the viewer of the sense of constant discovery, and there is a trove of things to discover.
This is a story of an unloved soul looking for a way out of the somber world of his own feelings and thoughts, while carrying the burden of a beautiful mind. Being a theater piece at its inception, the movie ravishes with its dialogues and beautiful scenes. The lack of color is abundantly compensated by the vivid close-ups, the overall suspense and poignant flashbacks.
Michael (the mental patient being the centerpiece of the story) is lovable from the first seconds as a character and as an actor playing the character. Xavier Dolan has a way of wooing people, so it’s very hard not to fall in love with his performance and his character by the end of the movie. He’s brisk, accurate, hits the target with every line, and when he opens up in the end, the beauty of it is so tremendous it pierces your heart like a golden needle. The performances of the other actors are no less impressive, but Dolan is an inevitable scene-stealer.
Tragedy here is more of a liberation of sorts. The witty and at times funny story takes a sharp turn into the abyss of emotional pain. All the elements fall into place perfectly, creating a feeling that you’ve just watched a short.
Elephant Song is a masterpiece worthy of watching and rewatching, listening and relistening. It will leave no string untouched.
Dolan delivers well, but the story is too insubstantial.
When a colleague of “Dr. Toby Greene” (Bruce Greenwood) goes awol, it falls on him to find out what one of his more enigmatic patients “Michael” (Xavier Dolan) knows about the disappearance. What ensues is quite a well constructed, intellectual game of cat and mouse as both men vie for the upper hand. Charles Binamé allows this to gradually build up steam – the civilities of doctor patient relationship being gradually tested and compromised – occasionally tempered by timely interventions from nurse “Peterson” (Catherine Keener) – before an ending that I felt really let the whole thing down. Dolan offers one of his best performances and for a while there is a genuine sense of intrigue – not just of what happened to the colleague (if, indeed, anything has) but also in the exposure of the flaws in both men in the room, but somehow it just loses it’s way and by the last twenty minutes, i was actually pretty fed up with both, somewhat unlikable, characters and had lost interest in their rather shallow game. It was always going to be difficult to sustain the initial thrust of the concept, and sadly they don’t – but it is still worth a watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (South Korea)
Rated Not Rated
Director Charles Binamé
Writer Nicolas Billon
Actors Bruce Greenwood, Xavier Dolan, Carrie-Anne Moss
Awards 3 wins & 12 nominations
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Sound Mix Mono
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