Lunacy

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Lunacy

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Lunacy

Release Date: November 17, 2005

Year    :   2005
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Horror
Production Companies    :   ATHANOR, Barrandov Studio, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Eurimages Council of Europe, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Česká televize, Státní fond ČR pro podporu a rozvoj české kinematografie
Director    :   Jan Švankmajer
Producers    :   Jaromír Kallista, Radek Hruska, Věra Ferdová
Writers    :   Edgar Allan Poe, Jan Švankmajer, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
RunTime    :   118 mins.

Loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. In 19th century France a young man is plagued by nightmares in which he is dragged off to a madhouse. On the journey back from his mother’s funeral he is invited by a Marquis he meets at lunch to spend the night in his castle. There he witnesses a blasphemous orgy and a ‘therapeutic’ funeral. He tries to flee but is taken to a lunatic asylum where the patients have complete freedom and the staff are locked up behind bars.




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