A film noir evocative Caribbean drama set in 1953 in the Dominican Republic during the cruel dictatorship of Leonidas Trujillo. After a group of mental patients escape from Nigua Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Antonio Zaglul is appointed new director of the establishment with the purpose of calming down the negative press the lack of control of the place was generating. It will be difficult to tell if madness lives inside or outside the hospital's walls.
Film Director / Producer Leticia Tonos
Sometimes madness is the sanest way.
Did You Know?
Among the differences between film and book, the patient known as El Tuerto in real life didn't end up befriending Dr. Zaglul; on the contrary, he vowed to kill him, believing he was an accomplice of his mother's death. Also, the character Aurora and her subplot with El Tuerto, as well as the transvestite patient, are film-original. See more
Featured in Premios La Silla
Lyrics and music by Bienvenido Fabián
Performed by Elenita Santos See more
15 October 2020 (Dominican Republic)
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Also Known As:
A State of Madness
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