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Asylum Seekers (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 13 June 2009 (USA)
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Six people on the verge of a breakdown decide to check themselves into an insane asylum, only to discover there is just room for one.


Rania Ajami


Rania Ajami (screenplay), Rania Ajami (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Pepper Binkley ... Maud
Bill Dawes ... Alan
Judith Hawking Judith Hawking ... Nurse Milly
Daniel Irizarry Daniel Irizarry ... Dr. Raby
Stella Maeve ... Alice
Camille O'Sullivan Camille O'Sullivan ... Miranda
Lee Wilkof ... Paul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Remy Auberjonois ... Dinner Host
John Auer ... Patient
Liza Binkley ... Female Worker #1
Shana Dowdeswell ... Girlfriend
Karin Duseva Karin Duseva ... Miranda's Personal Assistant
Mercedes Herrero Mercedes Herrero ... Hostess #1
Edward James Hyland ... Dr. Psycho #4
Ken Jennings Ken Jennings ... Minnie


Work, family, relationships, deadlines, terrorism, information overload... When modern life is getting crazier and crazier, day by day, who wouldn't think about getting out? Leaving it all behind? Wouldn't that be the only sane response to this mad world? "Asylum Seekers" is about escapism, about feeling the pressure and deciding on a radical solution. Our six characters can't take their various stresses any more and are heading for the door marked EXIT. It leads to a deluxe, exclusive, luxuriously-appointed mental asylum, an adult funfair where they can let it all go and be waited on hand and foot for the rest of their carefree lives. Or so it seems... The first twist is that there are limited places. Only one free bed remains. The competition is on. And there are many other surprises lying in wait for the unwary, would-be-insane patient... The ride out of the world they know has only just begun! Written by Rania Ajami

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crazy is the new sane.


Comedy | Fantasy


Not Rated


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Release Date:

13 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шестеро из дурдома See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


(European Film Market)


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Did You Know?


Maud: You may dress like a gentleman, but that's where the similarity ends.
Dr. Raby: A thousand promiscuities, my lady.
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Startling, sick & lovely
17 November 2010 | by Paula LandrySee all my reviews

So many movies are the same and this one isn't, mixing wry humor, visual painting that combines an unpredictable story (refreshing, that) with some bizarre circumstances. See it, experience it, this is the stuff that scifi fantasy fans just wait and wait for, something new and unusual.

Adults need fantasy with wit and the bigger than life characters in the film are fraught with humor and totally twisted! Notable performances form the principles, hilarious and just so wrong, I bet Carlos Castaneda & Lewis Carroll would love this film.

I look forward to more of Ajami's directing!

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