During the 1960s, a renegade Scottish psychiatrist courts controversy within his profession for his approach to the field, and for the unique community he creates for his patients to inhabit.

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Robert Mullan
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David Tennant ... R.D. Laing
Elisabeth Moss ... Angie Wood
Michael Gambon ... Sydney Kotok
Gabriel Byrne ... Jim
David Bamber ... Dr. Meredith
Olivia Poulet ... Maria
Trevor White ... Bryan
Rebecca Gethings ... Jane Simons
Caitlin Innes Edwards ... Mrs. Kotok
Alastair Natkiel ... MC
Nigel Barber ... Dr. Bloom
Jerome Holder ... John Holding
David Annen ... Psychiatrist
Matthew Jure ... Richard Long
Zak Holland ... Teenager on Bike
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During the 1960s, a renegade Scottish psychiatrist courts controversy within his profession for his approach to the field, and for the unique community he creates for his patients to inhabit.

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Ok flick about the use of LSD for treatment of mental illness
18 August 2020 | by deexsocalygalSee all my reviews

In the 60's a revolutionary treatment for mental illness was tried. A psychiatrist set up a place for mentally ill patients to live without medication or electric shock. They were left alone to freely act out their delusions & madness. Of course they weren't allowed to inflict harm on themselves or to each other. The doctor lived at the center with them. They each had their own room but were monitored 24/7 around the clock. If it appeared no progress was being made by letting them work through their stuff on their own LSD was offered. A couple of drops on their tongue would be administered but only with the patients permission. This movie tries to tell me that this was a neat-o experiment without any overwhelming problems but I'm sure in real life situations occurred that were not shown in the movie.


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English

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6 April 2017 (UK) See more »

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Mad to Be Normal See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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