||12 in UK
||Robin Williams, Robert de Nero, Julie Kavner, Max von Sydow,
|Source of story
||Book by Oliver Sachs
||A group of people in a nut house, apparently suffering from a type of sleeping sickness, encephalitis, and having been unresponsive for many years, are administered to by a new doctor who gradually, by the use of drugs, wakes them up. His main subject appears to return to a normal life, but then things start to go wrong.
||The drama is in the interaction between the health care workers and those to whom they are ministering.
||A worthwhile, if slighty earnest tale, with little humour. De Nero does well as the recovered, and then deteriorating patient.