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The Sleep Room (1998)

 -  Drama  -  31 March 1998 (Canada)
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Based on a true story, this production relates the tale of two American lawyers who try to bring the U.S. government to its knees. In the early 1950s, the CIA funds a Montreal psychiatric ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Pownall ...
Dr. Ewen Cameron
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Nathalie Belding
Nicola Cavendish ...
Ruth Farmer
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Nurse Stephens
Emmanuel Bilodeau ...
Dandain
France Castel ...
Flo Langelben
Diego Matamoros ...
Dr. Goldman
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Dr. Burns
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Sal Rothenberg
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Joseph Rauh
Marina Orsini ...
Jane Conroy
Frank Moore ...
Mr. Krantz
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Lucas
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Judge Locke
Daniel Kash ...
Aaron Rothenberg
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Based on a true story, this production relates the tale of two American lawyers who try to bring the U.S. government to its knees. In the early 1950s, the CIA funds a Montreal psychiatric hospital to do some research on mind control. Thirty-some years later, the patients want justice... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Le pavillon de l'oubli  »

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Nurse Stephens: You are a great doctor.
Dr. Ewen Cameron: I am a great pencil-pusher, that's what I am: a glorified nanny.
Nurse Stephens: That is not true. You opened the door. You let the light in. You treat your patients as if they were human beings. You have created the best mental hospital in North America. What more do you want?
Dr. Ewen Cameron: Well, I want to cure somebody.
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19 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I worked in a psychiatric hospital, such as Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine in 2009 and I can tell that the actors are credible. It could not be more realistic than that, it's the real scene. The techniques changed, but I can tell that ethic is still a problem because patients are over medicated and look like the patients in the movie.

It's for sure that electroshock is a drastic and unscientific practises and this movie make us feel some of the emotions of patients had and that's excellent. I was shocked about the truth and I am glad that I know that the Canada government did not do anything to save the patients in Montreal.


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