Augustine (2013)

Augustine
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 42mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign, Period
Keywords 19th century, doctor, experiment, hospital, medical, medical condition, period, sexual, true story
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Alice Winocour Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Laurent Petin Producer n/a 3 3000004
Michele Petin Producer n/a 3 3000003
Emilie Tisne Producer n/a 3 3000002
Georges Lechaptois Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Julien Lacheray Editor n/a 172 7000001
Pascaline Chavanne Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Arnaud De Moleron Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Soko Music n/a 120781 8000001
Isabelle Madelaine Producer n/a 3 3000001
Alice Winocour Director n/a 2 2000001
Olivier Rabourdin Actor n/a 1 1000004
Chiara Mastroianni Actor Constance 1 1000003
Vincent Lindon Actor Dr. Charcot 1 1000002
Roxane Duran Actor Rosalie 1 1000005
Lise Lametrie Actor n/a 1 1000006
Ange Ruze Actor n/a 1 1000009
Gregoire Colin Actor n/a 1 1000008
Sophie Cattani Actor n/a 1 1000007
Soko Actor Augustine 1 1000001
Synopsis
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 after she has an 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.
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