The Man Whose Mind Exploded (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Man Whose Mind Exploded (2012)

TOMATOMETER

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Man Whose Mind Exploded Photos

Movie Info

Drako Zarharzar remembers working with Salvador Dali, but he doesn't remember yesterday. ​ Funny, charming, exotic, and oblivious to others, at 76 he lives "completely in the now" following brain damage that robbed him of his ability to create memories. ​ To compensate he has created a beautiful, shocking 3D autobiographical collage that fills every space in his tiny flat - so if you enter his home you enter his mind. ​ I wanted to understand him, I end up caring for him as his unique philosophy TRUST ABSOLUTE CONDITIONAL conflicts with reality. The film is a collaboration between us, a record of a relationship that brought me great joy and wonder but also real pain. ​ It left me wondering if you can only ever truly love someone if you can see the world from their point of view. If they have severe mental impairment that is quite a challenge. (C) Official Site

Watch it now

Cast

Critic Reviews for The Man Whose Mind Exploded

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

An intimate documentary portrait that oozes love and warmth.

July 1, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With sensitivity and a strong sense of humour, this documentary profiles both a strikingly eccentric man and an unusual mental-health issue.

July 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The genuine warmth between Drako, on screen, and Amies off it, is enough to heat even the largest gentlemen's sauna.

July 1, 2014 | Full Review…

Documentary maker Toby Amies finds out more about the parts of Zarhazar's life he can recall - and how he copes with the bits he doesn't.

June 30, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The heartbreaking story of an unique friendship; bring tissues.

June 26, 2014 | Full Review…

Takes us into the home - and by extension, the mind - of its amnesiac subject, who appears to have found happiness living in the moment after brain damage robbed him of his short-term memory.

June 15, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Man Whose Mind Exploded

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about The Man Whose Mind Exploded!

The Man Whose Mind Exploded Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Man Whose Mind Exploded on our Movie forum!

News & Features