Augustine | 2013

Drama, Foreign
In 1885 Paris, Professor Charcot studies "hysteria." 19-year-old patient Augustine becomes the object of his studies and the object of his desire.

Cast

... Augustine

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... Dr. Charcot

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... Constance

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... Rosalie

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Company

Production Company

Canal Plus

Financier

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Production Company

Dharamsala

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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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