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Some Voices

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7263.770 (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:770
  1. Peter Byrne, senior lecturer in psychiatry
  1. University of Kent at Canterbury

    A Dragon Pictures production for British Screen/FilmFour

    At selected cinemas nationwide

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    The most important point to make about Some Voices is that it works as a film, and a technically accomplished one at that. Patients and health professionals will have little to complain about—its central character, Ray (Daniel Craig), has schizophrenia, but this is a sensitive film, and its appeal goes beyond any armchair diagnostics.

    The film begins with Ray's release from the grim asylum. He is collected by his cafe-owning brother Pete (David Morrissey), who fixates on Ray's tablets rather than …

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