• 2007
  • US
  • 1h 24min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joby Harold
  • Written by: Joby Harold
  • Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Arliss Howard
  • Language: English, Japanese
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Clay (Christensen) experiences 'anaesthetic awareness' (meaning he is fully conscious but paralysed during surgery), which has far-reaching consequences for him and his fiancée Sam (Alba). In lesser hands, 'Awake' would have been a tawdry melodrama, but the film works well on several levels. This is, however, not for the squeamish.

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27 Mar 20083 stars

THRILLER (15) 84min Written and directed by first-timer Joby Harold, Awake examines ‘anaesthetic awareness’, which unaccountably leaves patients fully conscious and physically paralysed during surgery. The grisly real-life phenomenon is explored through…

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