Cinema: Children in Darkness

David and Lisa is a tribute much more deeply touching: a story of two terrified children, lost in the deep black mine of the mind, who are found there by the means that Freud discovered and are led back to life by the bright red thread of love.

David (Keir Dullea) is a 17-year-old boy with a high IQ and an obsessive-compulsive neurosis. He lives in morbid horror of dirt, in insane ambition to stop time and so cheat death, in panic dread that someday someone may touch him—"because a touch can kill." Lisa (Janet Margolin) is a 15-year-old girl with soft...

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