About the film
asylum insane asylum edgar allan poe black mass marquis de sade blasphemy
Release Date: November 17, 2005
|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|
|Producers||:||Jaromír Kallista, Radek Hruska, Věra Ferdová|
|Writers||:||Edgar Allan Poe, Jan Švankmajer, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade|
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.