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無藥可究 The Other Tom

1h 51m 拉美風情 The Passion of Latin American Cinema 2021

做窮人難,做窮母親難,做有過度活躍症孩子的貧窮單親母親,更是難上加難。倚賴社會福利制度存活的伊娜,跟被視為「問題兒童」的湯仔相依為命。情緒經常不受控制的湯仔須接受治療,但一次意外,令母親意識到兒子服用的藥物副作用。停藥成為當然選擇,偏偏此舉令她面臨失去撫養權的危機,昔日的天使變成瘟神。也許官僚制度從來都像精神藥物,以抑制症狀來遮蓋根本病源。導演夫妻檔上陣,對墨西哥標本均不治的制度內外鞭撻入微,發人深省。

In the Texas border town of El Paso, single mother Elena struggles to raise her son Tom, who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Prescribed a set of mood-altering medication, the child’s personality changes into “the other Tom”. But as his circumstances go worsen, Elena questions the validity of his treatment and her right to raise her son by herself. Plá and Santullo’s bilingual drama tackles the overmedication of children and offers a probing, empathetic look at the immigrant reality in the US.

Languages

英語, English

Subtitles

繁體中文, English

Countries

墨西哥, 美國, Mexico, USA