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Augustine

(DVD - 2013 - French)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Augustine
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In Paris, 19-year-old Augustine suffers a seizure that leaves her partially paralyzed and is sent to a hospital specializing in the then-fashionable ailment of "hysteria". She captures the attention of renowned neurologist Dr. Charcot after she has another attack that appears to give her intense physical pleasure. He begins using her as his principle subject, hypnotizing her in front of his fellow doctors. As she displays her spectacular attacks, the lines between doctor and patient become blurred. Based on a true story from the late 19th century.
Statement of Responsibility: Music Box Films ; Dharamsala présente en coproduction avec ARP, France 3 cinéma, Darius Films ; un film de Alice Winocour ; produit par Isabelle Madelaine et Emilie Tisné
Title: Augustine
[videorecording]
Publisher: Chicago : Music Box Films, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012
Release date: Sep. 17, 2013
Bonus features: Hysteria gallery : photography from The salpêtrière; interview with Alice Winocour; Q & A with Soko; 2 music videos by Soko; Kitchen & Magic Paris : 2 films by Alice Winocour; U.S. theatrical trailer; French theatrical trailer
Credits: Cinematographer, Georges LeChaptois ; coproducers, Michéle and Laurent Pétin ; editor, Julien Lacheray ; music score, Jocelyn Pook.
Performers: Vincent Lindon, Soko, Chiara Mastroianni.
Summary: In Paris, 19-year-old Augustine suffers a seizure that leaves her partially paralyzed and is sent to a hospital specializing in the then-fashionable ailment of "hysteria". She captures the attention of renowned neurologist Dr. Charcot after she has another attack that appears to give her intense physical pleasure. He begins using her as his principle subject, hypnotizing her in front of his fellow doctors. As she displays her spectacular attacks, the lines between doctor and patient become blurred. Based on a true story from the late 19th century.
Audience: Rating Not rated
System Details: DVD, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation
DVD
Other Language: French dialogue; optional English subtitles
Subject Headings: Charcot, J. M. (Jean Martin), 1825-1893 Drama Convulsions Drama Hysteria Drama Physician and patient France Paris Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Topical Term: Convulsions
Hysteria
Physician and patient
Publisher No: MBFHE058
Branch Call Number: FRE DVD MOVIE A
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Sep 27, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hypnotic dramatized relationship between a young female patient with the catch all hysteria disease and her physician who established a neurology clinic at Salpêtrière, the first of its kind in Europe during the late 1800's. Exhibits of still photos to illustrate various hysteria conditions in bonus feature and can be found here:

http://www.slideshare.net/suhawes/charcots-photographic-icongraphy-of-hysteria

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Sep 27, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Constance, Charcot's wife read from paper:
“We are all hysterical, since Dr. Charcot, the high priest of hospital-harvested hysteria, spends a fortune maintaining a race of nervous women ... Cheat on your husband? Hysterical. But a sensual hysteric. Lie constantly? Hysterical. Like to eat? Hysterical. Nervous? Hysterical. You are this or that, what women have been since the dawn of time:
hysterical.”

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