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Shock Head Soul (2011)

In 1903 Daniel Paul Schreber published the most celebrated autobiography of madness 'from the inside' ever written. Shock Head Soul interleaves documentary interviews, fictional ... See full summary »

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Simon Pummell

Writer:

Simon Pummell
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Credited cast:
Hugo Koolschijn Hugo Koolschijn ... Daniel Paul Schreber
Anniek Pheifer ... Sabine Schreber
Thom Hoffman ... Dr. Flechsig
Jochum ten Haaf ... Dr. Tauscher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Christie Ian Christie ... Himself
Eileen Joyce Eileen Joyce ... Herself
Roger Kennedy Roger Kennedy ... Himself
Chris Nietvelt
Clive Robinson Clive Robinson ... Himself
Andrea Sabbadini Andrea Sabbadini ... Herself
Paul Williams Paul Williams ... Himself
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In 1903 Daniel Paul Schreber published the most celebrated autobiography of madness 'from the inside' ever written. Shock Head Soul interleaves documentary interviews, fictional re-construction and CGI animation to portray his story. Daniel Paul Schreber was a successful lawyer who, in 1893, started to receive messages from God via a Writing Down Machine that spanned the cosmos. He spent the next 9 years confined to an asylum: tortured by delusions of cosmic control, suffering the belief that he was shifting gender and that his body was subjected to cruel 'miracles'. Schreber believed that only his submission to God's plan to change him into a woman would save the world. During his confinement he wrote Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, which has earned him lasting fame as an outsider artist, it allowed him to argue that that his belief system was a matter of religious freedom and that he was sane enough to return to society. Running as a recurrent motif through the film is an imaginary ... Written by Submarine

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Country:

Netherlands | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Hlava duse sok See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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