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Directed by Alice Winocour


In late 19th century France, a beautiful teenage kitchen maid, subject to violent seizures, is sent to a Dickensian psychiatric hospital where a famed neurologist transforms her into his star attraction. With Vincent Lindon as Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (a founder of modern neurology) and French recording star Soko as his patient, Augustine. A true story.

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“A coolly febrile study of madness, Victorian sexual politics and power.”
– Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Absorbingly sensuous…a handsomely-mounted period picture which transcends the stuffiness of costume-drama.”
– Neil Young, The  Hollywood Reporter

“Locates the scary eroticism in powerful males lording over (and lusting after) supine female beauty…(with) a muted, misty-green visual style that doesn’t call attention to its own virtuosity.”
– Adam Nayman, Cinema Scope

“A psychological thriller that explores new territory…a fascinating study of sexual politics.”
– Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice