A couple of days before 1899 Christmas, the Oxford new graduate Dr. Edward Newgate arrives at the Stonehearst Asylum to complete training for his specialty of asylum medicine. He is met by armed men who take him to Dr. Silas Lamb, who welcomes his help and takes him under his wing. Edward is shocked to see the methods that Dr Lamb uses to run this asylum. He becomes infatuated with Eliza Graves, one of the patients who is a lady of status and does not seem to belong. One night, Edward overhears a knocking from the bowels of the facility and is shocked to find that everything is not as it seems in this place and that his uneasy feelings may be justified. What will Edward Choose? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
No one is what they seem
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for disturbing and violent images, sexual content and language
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Did You Know?
Both David Thewlis and Brendan Gleeson also starred in the Harry Potter franchise, where they both played defence against the dark arts teachers, Remus Lupin and "Mad-eye" Moody respectively. See more
At the beginning of the film, it is stated that the year is 1899. However, at the dinner party, Newgate makes a joke about the character Mickey Finn's name and its association to "knockout drops." The real Mickey Finn, a Chicago bartender known for putting knockout drops in his patrons' drinks, was not caught in this activity until 1903 and the phrase did not enter common usage in America for at least another decade. See more
Believe nothing that you hear. And only one-half of what you see.
Version of Lunacy
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
Arranged by John Debney See more