The harsh realities of severe schizophrenia are brought forward in this unflinching, downbeat drama by Loredana Dordi on the suffering of two brothers who share an apartment. The schizophrenic brother (Rudiger Vogler) appears to be beyond hope. He moves in circles around the apartment, rubs the window with his hand, hides here and there, and cannot remember the names of things. He cannot dress by himself or even eat alone. Pietro (Enzo Cosimi) spends countless hours each day patiently doing everything for his brother, always hoping he will make a difference. He does not, but when Anna (Mimsy Farmer) drops by, her emotional approach to the disturbed brother starts to make a breakthrough. This film shared first prize at the 1985 Venice Film Festival's De Sica section.
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