Thursday, January 1, 2009

Does Your Soul Have a Cold?

documentary with little to say or show

does your soul have a cold is a documentary about depression and its treatment in Japan. the film follows 5 people around during their day to day lives as they struggle with depression and cope/treat their problems. i am interested in depression a lot, but this doc doesn't really add much to the issue at hand... other than pointing out that Japan was behind the curve in diagnosing/treating depression until the late 90's. the subjects in the film are very involving and interesting, and that makes the film watchable... but there is no real point or message overall. we are left with merely a record of 5 people who have problems in life and their heartbreaking (unfinished) story.

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