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Unknown White Male: A True Story

Douglas Bruce  Actor Daniel Schacter  Actor Rupert Murray  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG13

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Unknown White Male: A True Story

Theatrical Release Date: 2006 02 24 (USA - Limited)

UPC: 796019795395

Studio: Wellspring Media

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:null

Summary: Douglas Bruce was a British expatriate living in New York City who in the early morning hours of July 3, 2003, found himself on a subway train heading toward Coney Island, with no memory of who he was, where he lived, or how he ended up on the subway. Bruce ended up asking a policeman for help, and was checked into the psychiatric ward at Coney Island Hospital. As doctors struggled to find out what had happened to him, he was admitted simply as "unknown white male." In time, a phone number in Bruce's wallet led doctors to a friend who identified him, but he himself still had absolutely no memory of his past. Rupert Murray was an old friend of Bruce's who heard about his condition and came to visit him with camera in tow and a stack of old home movies to reintroduce Bruce to his past. However, when he arrived in New York, Murray saw an old friend, but found a courteous but wary stranger looking back, and found that the "new" Douglas Bruce was in many ways a different man than the old Bruce. Murray followed Bruce as he struggled to relearn his own life, understand the history he could no longer recall, and grew into a new person with a new personality, and Unknown White Male is a documentary assembled from Murray's footage of both the new and old Dougs. Unknown White Male received its North American premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Category: Culture & Society

Awards: In Competition – Sundance Film Festival Best British Documentary – British Independent Film Awards

Features: Visualizing Memory: Making of
Where is he now featurette
The Man Before Amnesia: Interview with friends
The Experts: Extended interviews
Q&A with the director & producer
Original sand dune sequence

Unknown White Male: A True Story

Format: DVD

Release Date: 09/05/2006

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 88 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Unknown White Male: A True Story
1. Fugue State [6:45]
2. No Past [8:22]
3. Eva Eckert [4:05]
4. Confusion and Doubt [8:15]
5. Family Reunion [7:18]
6. History Revealed [6:38]
7. All Things New [5:45]
8. Friends [12:34]
9. New Lease on Life [4:41]
10. Moral Obligations [10:54]
11. Reintegrate [10:44]
12. Credits [2:17]

Cast and Crew: Rupert Murray  Director 
Rupert Murray  Producer 
Beadie Finzi  Producer 
Jess Search  Executive Producer 
Mukul  Composer (Music Score) 
Douglas Bruce  Actor 
Daniel Schacter  Actor 
Rupert Murray  Actor 

Country: UK