4º – October Sky (Joe Johnston, 1999)Based on a true story, the film, set in the mid-1950s in a small American city, brings the life of a teenager, fascinated by science and the space race, who has the chance to work on a rocket project with his teachers and colleagues. ‘October Sky’ shows how important a teacher is to the lives of his students, contrasting the limits inherent in a small town to the ever-pulsive sense of some individuals focused on certain goals.
3º – Awakenings (Penny Marshall, 1990)A new doctor is assigned the mission of administering a ward with catatonic patients in a psychiatric institution. Dissatisfied with what happens in the place, the new doctor changes the empty routines of those patients and starts a private research about the case that will change everyone’s path. ‘Awakenings’ nurtures an optimistic atmosphere about life in its unleashing of scenes, taking advantage of the unique partnership between Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.
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