Breakaway - A Tale Of Two Survivors


Breakaway - A Tale Of Two Survivors

  • Canada
  • 45
  • STC
  • Mathew Welsh

Breakaway tells the story of two Nova Scotia men, both brain injury survivors, who are in an unusual relationship. Doug hasn’t walked or talked for fifteen years, but Robert has had a miraculous full recovery and is now Doug’s full-time attendant, trainer and housemate. Robert is obsessively, even aggressively, optimistic about Doug’s recovery, rigidly enforcing a no nonsense regime of tough love, even though Doug’s condition fails to improve. A poignant film which considers the delicate balance between care and control, dreams and false hopes. David McIntosh.

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