The Ninth Configuration

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The Ninth Configuration

vietnam war army post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) based on novel or book supernatural dark comedy castle insane asylum religion astronaut crucifix psychosis combat fatigue absurdism

The Ninth Configuration

Release Date: February 29, 1980

Year    :   1980
Slogan    :   «How do you fight a war called madness?»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Mystery, Horror
Production Companies    :   Ninth Configuration
Director    :   William Peter Blatty
Producers    :   William Peter Blatty, William Paul
Writers    :   William Peter Blatty, William Peter Blatty
RunTime    :   118 mins.

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

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