Her Name is Sabine (Elle s'appelle Sabine)

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The disheartening failure of specialized institutions and the irreparably damaging effect that they can have on the ailing patients that they purport to help are highlighted in actress-turned-filmmaker Sandrine Bonnaire's intimate portrait of her autistic sister Sabine. Sabine Bonnaire is a thirty-eight year old woman who has struggled with autism since childhood. Despite her mysterious and increasingly common disorder, however, it was an inadequate health care paradigm - not her lifelong affliction - that has wrecked the most devastating consequences on Sabine's life. A woman whose endearing personality, numerous talents, and remarkable potential for growth were tragically devastated by a five-year stay in an inadequate psychiatric hospital, Sabine was eventually able to stage a remarkable recovery thanks to the unwavering support of her family and friends. Featuring remarkable footage filmed over a twenty-five year period by Sabine's closest sister, Elle s'appelle Sabine presents the plight of the autistic from the unique perspective of two people who have lived and learned from the widely misunderstood disorder. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Her Name is Sabine (Elle s'appelle Sabine)

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  • The rage of the director can be felt in each frame and clearly shapes the pamphlet-like narrative, though the film is still a compelling examination of autism and the way the outside world tries -- and, more often, fails -- to deal with it.

    October 14, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Her Name is Sabine (Elle s'appelle Sabine)

  • Jan 09, 2012
    Powerful and saddening documentary about a young woman who's life is decimated by mental illness and becomes more of a burden than an inspiration to family.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2008
    A heartbreaking documentary about an Autistic woman directed by Sandrine Bonnaire, the subject of which is her own sister Sabine. The difference in Sabine before and after she had been institutionalized is dramatic. Through Sandrine's footage of her sister we see before that whilst she was still suffering with her then unknown illness, Sabine was a happy, carefree and intelligent young woman. But then as a result of five years in the institution she has become withdrawn, helpless and a shadow of her former self. Just goes to show the damage misdiagonising and lack of proper care can do. The final scene with Sabine crying 'tears of joy' will no doubt leave a lump in your throat.
    Emily B Super Reviewer

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