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Unconscious (2004)

Inconscientes (original title)
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Barcelona, 1913. Alma is perhaps the most modern woman of her time. Her father is the most prestigious brain surgeon in the country. His husband is also her psychiatrist, and a disciple of a certain revolutionary Doctor called Freud.


Joaquín Oristrell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonor Watling ... Alma
Luis Tosar ... Salvador
Mercedes Sampietro ... Sra. Mingarro
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Dr. Mira
Núria Prims ... Olivia
Alex Brendemühl ... Dr. León Pardo (as Álex Brendemühl)
Ana Rayo Ana Rayo ... Tórtola
Cristina Solano Cristina Solano ... Pastora
Ferran Rañé ... (as Ferrán Rañé)
Pep Molina Pep Molina
Mia Esteve Mia Esteve
Xus Estruch Xus Estruch
Horst Krause
Walter Kreye
Mònica Van Campen Mònica Van Campen ... (as Mónica Van Campen)


Barcelona, 1913. Alma is perhaps one of the most modern women of her day.Her husband, Dr. Leon Pardo, is a psychiatrist. This summer, he visited Vienna and became a follower of the revolutionary Dr. Sigmund Freud and his advanced theories about hysteria and sexuality. It all starts the afternoon Alma comes home and finds her husband in tears, about to disappear from her life and everyone else's. Giving no more explanation than a few incoherent mumbles, Leon runs off, leaving Alma alone and about to give birth. Salvador is Alma's brother-in-law and a psychiatrist as well. He is much more conservative man than Leon, is deeply in love with Alma. The only clue they have is a manuscript about hysteria and female sexuality based on four patients: An actress with a persecution complex; a psychotic woman who tried to murder her husband; a woman with a serious crisis concerning her sexual identity; a stranger who has discovered a terrible secret about her past. Following those signs, Alma and ... Written by Tornasol Films

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Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Incredibly entertaining satirical take on society..
13 April 2005 | by aftonbelle3335See all my reviews

So I got to see this movie at the Sundance Film Festival and I'll admit, I bought tickets to this film because it was in Spanish and I wanted to practice my skills in that language, but, man, was I more than pleasantly surprised by this film. It was hilarious and beautiful and did I mention hilarious and beautiful? The set decoration was amazing, as was the costuming and cinematography, they were all so Art Nouveau and muted with amazing decoration, even if you don't like the story, you'll appreciate the visual beauty of the film. The story itself is so crazy and complicated that I don't think I could explain it, other than it makes fun of Freud, Spanish society pre-WWI and all sorts of other institutions and will make you laugh out loud, even if you don't speak Spanish. I wouldn't recommend this film to younger children, some teenagers might appreciate it, it's engaging enough to hold their attention, but they might not understand all of it. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys film and fun.

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27 August 2004 (Spain) See more »

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