Augustine

Release date: May 17, 2013
(limited)

Studio: Music Box Films

Director: Alice Winocour

MPAA Rating: N/A

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Starring: Chiara Mastroianni, Vincent Lindon, Soko

Genre: Drama, Biography

Duration: N/A

Copyright Holder: N/A

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Plot Summary:

"Augustine" is an examination of the real case story and unusual relationship between Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, the pioneering 19th century French neurologist and his star teenage patient. After suffering an inexplicable seizure which leaves her paralyzed on her right side,19-year-old illiterate kitchen maid Augustine (Soko), is shipped off to Paris' all female psychiatric hospital Pitié-Salpêtriere which specializes in detecting the then-fashionable ailment of 'hysteria'. Augustine captures the attention of Dr. Charcot (Lindon) after a seizure which appears to give her intense physical pleasure. Intrigued, he begins using her as his principal subject hypnotizing her in front of fellow doctors - as she displays her spectacular fits in lecture halls - and eventually blurring the lines between doctor and patient.

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