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Lunacy (2005)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Tríska ...
Marquis
Pavel Liska ...
Jean Berlot
Anna Geislerová ...
Charlota
Martin Huba ...
Dr. Coulmiere
Jaroslav Dusek ...
Dr. Murlloppe
Pavel Nový ...
Stano Danciak ...
Innkeeper
Jirí Krytinár ...
Reciting Madman
Katerina Ruzicková ...
Asylum inmate
Iva Littmanová ...
Asylum inmate
Katerina Valachová ...
Asylum inmate
Josef Kaspar ...
Insane erotomaniac
Miroslav Navrátil ...
Dream warden
Jirí Maria Sieber ...
Dream warden
Ctirad Götz ...
Ostler
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A horror movie testing two approaches to running an insane asylum - absolute freedom versus control and punishment - within the context of a world that combines the worst of both. Jean Berlot, a young man subject to a nightmare of being forced into a straitjacket by two orderlies, is befriended by a marquis. At the marquis's estate, Jean witnesses a black Mass, buries someone alive, and is invited to try preventive therapy. He's willing to enter a sanatorium because he believes he can rescue a young woman from there who has told him that the real director and staff of the clinic are locked in the basement. Jean conspires with her to set them free: the horrors have only begun. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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17 November 2005 (Czech Republic)  »

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$3,245 (USA) (11 August 2006)

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$47,957 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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The official Czech submission to the 2007 Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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a mesmerising film, but perhaps not as profound as I expected
1 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film opens with quite an unusual director's speech that invites us to consider what we are going to see as a pamphlet on our society rather than a work of art. So I did - and perhaps this is why the film left me slightly disappointed. As a work of visual art, it is superb, mesmerising and innovative, with little pieces of animation sandwiched between much larger parts played by actors. As far as the message is concerned, however, I was expecting more. Fair enough, the plot itself is quite perplexed and some of its turns will remain a puzzle even by the end of the film. But I kept thinking that if Haneke or, better still, Kieslowski were directing this film, the story would gain that subtlety and depth it was lacking.


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