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Unknown White Male

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This disquieting documentary follows the life of a former stock trader who suffered a bout of amnesia on the New York City subway in 2002 and never fully recovered his former identity. Eventually diagnosed with a rare condition known as "retrograde amnesia," Doug Bruce was transformed into a quiet photography student--a marked contrast to his former self, according to friends and colleagues who appear here. A tale of a man who has truly been born again, UNKNOWN WHITE MALE presents a thoughtful, bittersweet reflection on identity.
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    • Rating - for drug references and brief strong language.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79539

  • Critic Reviews
    "[An] intimate, utterly fascinating portrait..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "[T]here's an incredible self-control in how the director allows the audience's attitude to Bruce unfold."
    Sight and Sound

    4 stars out of 5 -- "UNKNOWN WHITE MALE's man-without-a-past is a compulsive metaphor in the search for self."
    Total Film

    3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t's an intriguing exploration of the relationship between memory and character."
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