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FULL SYNOPSIS

As directed by Alice Winocour, this period drama travels back to the Belle Époque of 1890s France for an intense chronicle of a young woman's sexual awakening. Soko stars as Augustine, a 19-year-old servant at an upper-crust home in Paris. One night, she lapses into a seizure while serving dinner, and the homeowners promptly have her shipped off to the Pitié-Salpêtriere Psychiatric Hospital, where numerous women are being treated for hysteria. Augustine catches the eye of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon), especially after he notices that her seizures are accompanied by intense bouts of physical pleasure. Fascinated, the doctor begins using the young woman for neurological experiments set up to study behavior under hypnosis. Over time, the dividing line between professional and personal begins to blur and the two are transitioned from doctor and patient to erotically intertwined lovers. Meanwhile, Augustine begins to subtly assume control over her circumstances. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:May 17, 2013

Cast

Vincent Lindon
as Professor Charcot
Chiara Mastroianni
as Constance Charcot
Olivier Rabourdin
as Bourneville
Roxane Duran
as Rosalie
Sophie Cattani
as Blanche
Grégoire Colin
as Verdan
Ange Ruze
as Pierre

Crew

Alice Winocour
Director
Isabelle Madelaine
Producer
Michele Petin
Producer
Laurent Petin
Producer
Alice Winocour
Screenwriter
Georges LeChaptois
Cinematographer
Jocelyn Pook
Composer (Music Score)
Julien Lacheray
Editor
Arnaud de Moleron
Production Designer
Pascaline Chavanne
Costume Designer
Jean-Luc Audy
Sound/Sound Designer
Severin Favriau
Sound/Sound Designer
Raphael Sohier
Sound/Sound Designer
Leonard Vindry
First Assistant Director
Nicolas Picard
Production Manager
Milou Sanner
Hair Designer
Michele Constantinides
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