Despertares = Awakenings

Despertares = Awakenings

DESPERTARES –Awakenings– Penny Marshall, USA, 1990, 121', OV En Sub. ES

* Presentation: José Ramón Alonso [Neurobiologist; Universidad de Salamanca. Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León]

At the end of the sixties, Dr Malcolm Sayer, a New York neurologist, decides to use a new drug to treat patients with lethargic encephalitis, a disease that deprives its victims of motor capabilities until they are reduced to a vegetative state. Little by little, a certain improvement in the patients becomes evident, particularly in Leonard Lowe.