Unknown White Male

Rated NR 80 minutes 2006

One evening, you're talking to a friend on the phone. Sometime later, you find yourself in a subway car, passing through an urban landscape. You don't recognize the city. Don't know why you're on the train. Don't even know your name, or what you do for a living, or if you have a home. That's what happened to Douglas Bruce, a young Englishman who had retired early from stock brokering and was living in New York. In July 2003, he suffered an attack of retrograde amnesia, losing his entire episodic memory -- that is, memory of all of the events and knowledge of his life -- to a brain hiccup that no doctor or medical test has since been able to explain. Unknown White Male, a fascinating documentary by Bruce's longtime friend Rupert Murray, uses footage taken by both Bruce and Murray to document Bruce's harrowing, enlightening, and occasionally hilarious experience. The brain is a beguiling thing, and this movie is a brave and wild ride.

Film Credits

Official Site: www.unknownwhitemale.com

Director: Rupert Murray

Producer: Rupert Murray and Beadie Finzi

Cast: Doug Bruce

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