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Day of the Idiots (1981)

Tag der Idioten (original title)
Story of a mentally unstable woman who goes into an institution.

Director:

Werner Schroeter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Bouquet ... Carole
Ingrid Caven ... Dr. Laura
Christine Kaufmann ... Ruth
Ida Di Benedetto Ida Di Benedetto ... Elisabet
Carola Regnier Carola Regnier ... Ninon
Mostefa Djadjam Mostefa Djadjam ... Alexander
Hermann Killmeyer Hermann Killmeyer ... Markus
Marie-Luise Marjan Marie-Luise Marjan ... Schwester / Sister Marjan
Magdalena Montezuma ... Zigeunerin / gypsy
Tamara Kafka Tamara Kafka
Dana Medrická
Fritz Schediwy Fritz Schediwy
Jana Plichtová Jana Plichtová
George Stamkoski George Stamkoski ... Himself (as George Stamskoski)
Ula Stöckl Ula Stöckl
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Story of a mentally unstable woman who goes into an institution.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 March 1982 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahmaklarin Günü See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Released the same year as 'For Your Eyes Only,' which also starred Carole Boquet. See more »

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Tormenting vision
5 January 2008 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Carol Schneider (Carole Bouquet) leads an aimless life with her lover Alexander. Finding no possibility to express herself in the "outside" society, she moves on to an "inside" society - inside a lunatic asylum, that is! She prefers this world to the real world, despite its many terrors (one inmate even commits suicide), but she is unable to exist in either of them. Carole Bouquet, famous for Bunuel's "Obscure Object of Desire" and arriving straight from shooting the James Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only", played her most memorable role - a mad person in a mad world - in this tormenting vision of Werner Schroeter, who certainly was neither trying to make an accessible picture nor to avoid anything shocking. If you prefer something you still shall remember next year over the fast food flicks you have forgotten tomorrow, I think it is worth trying.


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