Sister Island (1995)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |  
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A doctor returns to her home island off the Mississippi coast in the wake of 1969's Hurricane Camille and ends up trying to solve the mystery of a traumatized, teenage foundling in this brooding character study. Dr. Dorie Walsh has returned to take over the island clinic, which, like many of the island's buildings, has been destroyed by the storm. Her reunion with her cold, distant mother is not joyful. The mystery begins when someone brings her an unconscious 15-year-old girl. If any one in the biologically close-knit Southern community knows her identity, the aren't telling. Dr. Walsh begins running various tests on the girl, whom she names after the hurricane, but after very little results she begins suspecting the girl is a wild child who has had little or no human contact. Her continued search into the mystery of Camille leads Walsh down many puzzling paths and into encounters with some fairly sinister local characters. In finding out the painful, surprising truth about Camille, Dr. Walsh is forced to come to terms with the traumas from her own past.

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disease, doctor/nurse, feral-child, investigation, plague, reunion, teenagers