Do You Know What My Name Is?


Do You Know What My Name Is?

Do You Know What My Name Is?
Do You Know What My Name Is?

The Bottom Line
Both moving and ultimately forgettable
Dec. 12 (Sendai)
Naomi Kazama, Shigeru Ota
Production: Sendai Television Incorporated
Directors: Naomi Kazama, Shigeru Ota
Screenwriters: Hiroshi Takeda, Roger Pulvers{adinserter 3}
Producer: Taketo Yoshida
Executive producers: Tomoi Shihaku, Horohiko Sato
Director of photography: Jun Mizuno
Editor: Kenji Hirahara

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As the inhabitants age groups the threat of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia becomes progressively persistent. Including some much needed hope about this apparently terminal illness is Naomi Kazama and Shigeru Ota’s documented chronicling the outcomes of a new form of therapy used on several seniors citizens of a Cleveland helped living center. But while its topic makes Do You Know What My Name Is? undoubtedly shifting at times, the movie made for Japanese people television has all the impressive emergency of a marketing movie.

Cloying read by medical care employee David Rodeman who keeps taking the titular question to his older topics, the movie is designed to present viewers to the therapy developed by Japanese people doctor Ryuta Kawashima, who besides his scientific research gained large numbers for his movie gaming styles (he contributed the continues to charity). It basically includes daily 30-minute classes in which the sufferers are given simple workouts in reading, writing, mathematics and memory preservation. While the approach seems pretty basic, we’re informed that it has created highly success in Asia. The movie represents its first U.S. test at the Eliza Jennings Home in Cleveland this year.
We’re thus presented to such seniors women topics as Evelyn, Bea, Jane and Mae, whose seriously affected minds and removed naturel are easily obvious. Emphasizing the pathos of their circumstances are brief background scenes about their younger selves, with close relatives often seen tearfully leaving comments about their psychological and physical decreases and such shifting minutes as when one seniors woman despairs about not being able to remember her children’s titles.

{adinserter 4}As the movie records their therapy classes over the course of several months, improvement does seem to be obvious, with the topics presenting higher understanding and the ability for higher personal connections. As such their individualities often come amusingly to the front, as when 93-year-old Evelyn, welcomed by an assistance to go for a walk, tartly responses, “No, I’m very pleased with my life.”
But despite the treatment’s motivating symptoms, the movie is boring and plodding, apparently more designed to advertise Dr. Kawashima’s methods to other medical care organizations than in offering a powerful movie experience. Audiences must not be involved that they may be affected by incipient dementia if they find it removed from their remembrances soon after viewing it.


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