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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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31 March 1998 (Canada)  »

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Le pavillon de l'oubli  »

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Sal Rothenberg: You'll just get into trouble.
Nathalie Belding: I'm insane. And I'm in a nuthouse. What more could they possibly do to me?
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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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