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In Belle Epoque Paris, 19-year-old kitchen maid Augustine suffers an inexplicable seizure that leaves her partially paralyzed and is shipped off to an all-female psychiatric hospital specializing in the then-fashionable ailment of 'hysteria'. Augustine captures the attention of renowned neurologist Dr. Charcot (Vincent Lindon) after she has another attack that appears to give her intense physical pleasure. Intrigued, he begins using her as his principal subject, hypnotizing her in front of his fellow doctors. As Augustine displays her spectacular fits in lecture halls, the lines between doctor and patient become blurred, radically impacting the course of both of their lives.
Very nicely done as a movie, even though the subject matter is disturbing.Published 4 months ago by Amy L. Koerber
The streaming quality was about like DVD not Bluray, and I have a fast download speed(10 mbp).I like french movies and this one is honest and good, not like so much of the crap out... Read morePublished 17 months ago by ron
A movie, finally, about the ultimate faked orgasm. The only hysteria involved was in the making of the movie in the first place.Published 21 months ago by Chrystal Fairy