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Nise: O Coração da Loucura (2015)

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Based on the true story of Dr. Nise da Silveira, a psychiatrist in Brazil who treated her patients with art instead of electroshock therapy.

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Roberto Berliner

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Flávia Castro (screenplay), Mauricio Lissovski (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glória Pires ... Nise da Silveira
Claudio Jaborandy ... Emygdio de Barros
Flavio Bauraqui Flavio Bauraqui ... Otávio Ignacio
Simone Mazzer Simone Mazzer ... Adelina Gomes
Julio Adrião Julio Adrião ... Carlos Pertius
Fabrício Boliveira ... Fernando Diniz
Roney Villela Roney Villela ... Lucio
Bernardo Marinho ... Raphael
Augusto Madeira Augusto Madeira ... Lima
Felipe Rocha Felipe Rocha ... Almir
Roberta Rodrigues Roberta Rodrigues ... Ivone
Georgiana Góes ... Marta
Fernando Eiras ... Mário Magalhães
Charles Fricks Charles Fricks ... Mário Pedrosa
Zécarlos Machado Zécarlos Machado ... Dr. Nelson (as José Carlos Machado)
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A miracle happened in Brazil on the 1950's. Renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that theses exhibitions revealed painters that should be ranked amongst the best brazillian artists of the century. It was written that this explosion of art and beauty was a sign that something comparable to the renaissance was happening in Riio de Janeiro. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer, only a psychiatrist, ridiculed by her colleagues, and a painting studio at a mental hospital, in the outskirts of town. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless according to their doctors. This film tells the story of this "Miracle" and the life of this rebellious, frail and engaging psychiatrist: Dra. Nise da Silveira. Written by TvZero

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Art to cure the madness.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Hard to watch
8 January 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Or overwatch, counsel and treat, if you want to interpret it like that. If you deal with people with mental health issues, you have to have patience. You won't go far if you try to will them into getting better. Tough love does not work in this cases ... if it works at all. To watch the way our main actress tries to get to the people is really draining and not for everyone to watch.

This is based on a true story and real people, which makes it even tougher to make. But there is enough going for the movie, if you let yourself into it and really cherish what it tries to do. Watch it only if you know you will not be annoyed or want something flashy. It really takes its time and while some scenes or outburst may seem repetitive, it only adds to the suspension and thee arc the movie gives its characters and their overall story...


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