Augustine [videorecording] / producer, Isabelle Madelaine; producer, Emilie Tisné.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: StudioCanal, 2013.
Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (French), Subtitles (English).
Made in 2012.
Credits: director, Alice Winocour; writer, Alice Winocour; music, Jocelyn Pook; cinematographer, Georges Lechaptois.
Cast: Vincent Lindon, Soko, Chiara Mastroianni, Olivier Rabourdin, Lise Lamétrie, Roxane Duran, Sophie Cattani, Grégoire Colin, Ange Ruzé, Stéphan Wojtowicz.
Director Alice Winocour's debut drama explores the relationship between the 19th-century French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon) and his patient, Augustine (Soko), a 19-year-old illiterate housemaid. After succumbing to a seizure while serving dinner guests, Augustine, her face paralysed on one side, is sent to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, where she soon comes to the attention of Charcot. Commanding an overbearing presence on the wards, the doctor soon starts to employ his latest case-study in public demonstrations, with the aim of showcasing his latest neurological breakthroughs using hypnosis. It's not long, however, before the doctor/patient relationship begins to change, as Charlot finds it increasingly difficult to conceal his attraction for his patient, and Augustine begins to assume more control over her life.
BBFC code: 15.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : col.
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