A comatose man from birth is operated on by a humanitarian doctor in this British thriller which falls just short of science fiction. Terence Stamp gives a compelling performance as John Soames and Robert Vaughn, a veteran of screen and TV is the doctor.
Ethical questions are muted by the documentary style, but Vaughn says more with his eyes about Soames’ unfortunate condition, than anything that may be in the script.
This is a unique film with the slightly sinister undertone of other medical thrillers of the 70s and 80s such as The Dead Zone, and Coma, suggesting caution when it comes to trusting the men in the white coats.
It’s intentions seem modest, but The Mind of Mr Soames deserves to be seen and by a wider audience.