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Augustine (2012)

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A look at the relationship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, a kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure.

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Alice Winocour

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Alice Winocour
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Le professeur Jean-Martin Charcot
Soko ... Augustine
Chiara Mastroianni ... Constance Charcot
Olivier Rabourdin ... Bourneville
Roxane Duran ... Rosalie
Lise Lamétrie Lise Lamétrie ... L'infirmière principale de la Salpêtrière
Ange Ruzé Ange Ruzé ... Pierre
Stéphan Wojtowicz Stéphan Wojtowicz ... Conti
Grégory Gadebois ... Un invité au dîner des Charcot
Valentine Herrenschmidt Valentine Herrenschmidt ... L'infirmière Marguerite
Aliénor de Mézamat Aliénor de Mézamat ... L'infirmière Louise
Audrey Bonnet ... Aimée
Jeanne Cohendy Jeanne Cohendy ... La domestique Mélanie
Jean-Claude Baudracco Jean-Claude Baudracco ... Le cuisinier de la Salpêtrière
Julie Ravix Julie Ravix ... Madame Dumonteux
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A look at the relationship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, a kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure.

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Taglines:

From subject of study to object of desire.

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Drama | History

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 November 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Августина See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,616, 19 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$107,114, 15 September 2013
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Charcot was originally designed for Benoît Poelvoorde. See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Walk
from the film soundtrack "Wild Side"
Music and Lyrics by Jocelyn Pook
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Just Absorbing!
4 September 2014 | by samkanSee all my reviews

No aspect of filmmaking is less than terrific in AUGUSTINE. The acting, props, camera work and direction are top notch. The tale intrigued me from beginning to a surprising and spectacular ending. There's a scant half dozen COMMENTS so far for this film and I won't pass judgment on the ones that take issue with the substance of the film; i.e., female hysteria, 18th century ideas of treatment and civil liberty, male domination, etc. To me such are besides the point. It is what it is - or rather, was what it was. AUGUSTINE is driven by -no, is exclusively about- two individuals trapped in their settings and stations and the human chemistry that results. AUGUSTINE is the movie that A DANGEROUS METHOD wanted to be. I was fearful that French cinema was descending into Americanized garbage. AUGUSTINE eases such fears.


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