Imagine waking up each morning not knowing where you are, how you got there or who the person sleeping next to you is!
This is the storyline of the brand new movie “Before I go to Sleep” which was released by Studio Canal on Blu-ray and dvd earlier this month.
The main character Christine is played by the lovely Nicole Kidman. Christine has amnesia due to a horrific assault 10 years previous. Each night she goes to bed and in the morning she awakens and cannot remember who she is or how she got there. It's left to her husband Ben (Colin Firth) to repeatedly explain who she is, who he is and explain why she can't remember.
The house is filled with photographs of the couple but no one else. Early on in the movie we find out that Christine is meeting with a doctor on a daily basis without her husbands knowledge. Dr Nasch (Mark Strong) calls Christine each morning and reminds her to check a camera which she has hidden in the wardrobe. The camera contains video clips which Christine has made in previous days. She does not remember the doctor nor making the video clips but these short videos help her slowly piece together her missing memories and life.
With the doctors help she manages to put pieces together which ultimately leads to a very sinister turn around towards the end.
I was totally gripped to the screen by this movie. I loved every minute of the suspense and Kidman played a very convincing role. I can't give too much away for obvious reasons but it's one of the best movies I have seen for a while and certainly one I had to press the pause button for toilet breaks.
Watch the trailer here!
Whilst the movie is not real, Amnesia sadly is. Amnesia is more than just a case of forgetting the odd thing now and again. Amnesia is a deficit in memory which can be caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma. It is essentially a loss of memory and this loss can be partial or total.
There are 2 main types of Amnesia. Retrograde and Anterograde.
“Retrograde amnesia is the inability to retrieve information that was acquired before a particular date, usually the date of an accident or operation.In some cases the memory loss can extend back decades, while in others the person may lose only a few months of memory. Anterograde amnesia is the inability to transfer new information from the short-term store into the long-term store. People with this type of amnesia cannot remember things for long periods of time. These two types are not mutually exclusive. Both can occur within a patient at one time. exclusive. Both can occur within a patient at one time”.
There are no medications to treat Amnesia. Certain treatments can help to improve the memory and many forms of Amnesia fix themselves without treatment but sadly this is not the case for everyone.
Studio Canal are giving away 3 copies of the movie on DVD. The competition will end on February 4th.
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