Faded Memories

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Overview

A 17-year-old misfit afflicted by a rare phobia finds her romance with a handsome teen setting off a tragic sequence of events in the feature screenwriting/directorial debut of teenage filmmaker Anne-Sophie Dutoit. Cassandra Dutoit suffers from a paralyzing disorder that makes her intensely afraid of physical contact. Unable to form any kind of meaningful human connection as a result of her irrational fear, Cassandra drifts from town to town with her damaged aunt Maggie May Ely Pouget, whose endless quest for ...
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Overview

A 17-year-old misfit afflicted by a rare phobia finds her romance with a handsome teen setting off a tragic sequence of events in the feature screenwriting/directorial debut of teenage filmmaker Anne-Sophie Dutoit. Cassandra Dutoit suffers from a paralyzing disorder that makes her intensely afraid of physical contact. Unable to form any kind of meaningful human connection as a result of her irrational fear, Cassandra drifts from town to town with her damaged aunt Maggie May Ely Pouget, whose endless quest for another man and another bottle has gotten the pair into some precarious situations in the past. Upon arriving in Malibu, CA, Cassandra begins to develop feelings for sympathetic teen Lucas Brook Vincent Kelly. Unlike the other kids, Lucas can see past Cassandra's illness to recognize the true beauty that dwells within. But Lucas' father is dying, and in order to keep their family from going bankrupt his overbearing mother, Nancy Kim Morgan Greene, is struggling to marry her son off to local girl Pam Marika Devan, the scion of immensely wealthy parents. Nancy will do everything in her power to keep Lucas and Cassandra apart, eventually recruiting local detective Peter Nick James to dig into Cassandra and her aunt's questionable past. Eventually, as a result of the detective's findings, Cassandra is placed in a mental health facility. But Cassandra never stops dreaming of the day Lucas will come and save her, and after seven long years of writing letters that remain unsent, she is released back into society to solve the mystery that has haunted her for nearly a decade.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2009
  • UPC: 064027325799
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Ais
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne-Sophie Dutoit Cassandra
Brook Vincent Kelly Lucas
Ely Pouget Maggie May
Kim Morgan Greene Nancy
Conni Marie Brazelton Nurse Stella
Robert Sampson Rick
Nick James Peter
Patrick Ryan Anderson Jake
Tracy Brooks Swope Shelbie
Technical Credits
Anne-Sophie Dutoit Director, Screenwriter
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing movie by 16-year-old film director!

    Much has been said about Anne-Sophie Dutoit, the teen director, who was only 16 when she wrote, directed and starred in this movie. What impresses most is the strong vision this very young director brings to this family drama that gradually involves you more and more into the life of the protagonist, Cassandra, and her lover, Lucas as their life is shattered by family feud and events.

    If I may venture to find a comparison -- I would say that this movie is a cross between Girl, Interrupted and The Notebook with a Memento twist, albeit on a lower independent film budget, and it's easy to understand how teen girls will relate to the storyline that was conceived and written by someone their age. I suspect that the Twilight crowd may find something to love in this storyline too.

    I think that a lot of adults will enjoy this movie too as it reveals the awkwardness and unease of one's first love story through some very nice cinematography, sharp editing, sweeping music and a strong cast that is sure to move and touch one's heart in unexpected ways. As seen from the eyes of young writer-director wunderkind, this movie is a unique and unexpected experience that I highly recommend.

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