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?
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
No one is what they seem.
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Rated PG-13 for disturbing and violent images, sexual content and language
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Did You Know?
Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) jokes about "Mickey Finn" being a euphemism for drugging someone's drink with "knockout drops". Later on, Mister Salt claims the prisoners were overcome with chloral hydrate in their drinks. Chloral hydrate is often used as knockout drops. See more
When the gramophone is playing, the record moves up and down (as they do when playing 78s) - but the needle stays in one position rather than following the record. When looking carefully, it can clearly be seen that the needle is not actually touching the record some of the time. See more
Of all the afflictions I think of none more cruel than madness. It robs a man of his reason, his dignity, his very soul. And it does so, so slowly, without the remorse of death.
Version of Operené stíny
Dansons la Gigue
Music by Paul Bonneau
Lyrics by Paul Verlaine
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