The concept of autism covers a series of disorders that affect the communication skills, socialization and empathy of the person. Autistic have a personality folded over itself in a pathological way.
Patients who suffer from this syndrome have a series of identity signs that determine this condition. In this sense, I would highlight, for example, that they have an IQ generally below normal, that they have limited language and grammar, or that they show total disinterest in social relations.
According to the medical specialty in question, autism will be taken as the excessive reference of the person himself over what happens in the context or as the congenital impossibility to initiate a communication or develop an emotional bond with your neighbor.
The autistic disorders , therefore, they affect the interrelationships and propitiate repetitive behaviors in those who suffer from them, since they need to maintain a fixed and stable environment. In general, autism manifests itself in the first years of life and is maintained throughout existence since there is no cure, although anomalous behaviors can be reduced and social interactivity can be improved.
Statistics indicate that autism affects between two and ten people per 10,000 inhabitants , with greater appearance in men than in women. Its causes are usually unknown, although some experts attribute the development of the disorder to a combination between genetics and certain environmental factors.
The mildest manifestations of autism, such as Asperger syndrome They can go almost unnoticed and be confused with an eccentric personality or excessive shyness. The most severe cases, on the other hand, include inability to express yourself through speech and a behavior that is not only repetitive to the extreme, but also causes damage to the patient and generates attacks on third parties.
The syndrome at hand has been screened on the big screen, thus making known to society the difficulties faced by those who suffer from it as well as their families. And, of course, also the characteristics that define the autistic.
This would be the case of the film entitled Rain man, from 1988 and is directed by Barry Levinson. Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman are the protagonists of the same one in which it is narrated as Charlie Babbit, the first of the interpreters, when his father dies he discovers that he has an older brother (Raymond) who suffers from autism.
Hoffman won an Oscar for his masterful interpretation of that character that was based on the figure of Kim Peek, an American who surprised everyone for his magnificent intellectual abilities and abilities that clashed curiously with his absolute inability to perform daily tasks.
In addition to this film, other cinematographic titles should be added that also accurately and deeply disclose autism. This would be the case of Red Hot (1998), Miracle run (2008), The cube (1997), Son-laugh (1979) or Beyond reality (1986).