23 August 2018 | claudio_carvalho
The retired police inspector Charles Boyer (André Dussollier) has Alzheimer´s disease and is taken by his son Thomas (Julien Boisselier) to the nursing home The Residence. Charles uses a notebook with his observations and he has one night stand with the nymphomaniac patient Carole Rothmann (Marthe Keller) in his room in the clinic. On the next morning, Carole vanishes and soon he learns that she had died of heart attack. A further research shows Charles that a great number of patients have recently died in the clinic. Charles decides to investigate whether his disturbed mind is delusional or whether there is a serial killer in the clinic.
"Cortex" is an original film with the sad and intriguing story of an old man that has Alzheimer´s disease and consequently forgets his last day. The screenplay keeps the tension and the way he uses to proceed his investigation supported by a notebook with his observations is great. The plot does not use clichés and the idea of forgetting the last day was used only in "Memento", but in a totally different approach. My vote is seven.
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