Augustine

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2013 | Biography Drama | 1 hr, 41 mins

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 t... more


In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, May 17, 2013 Limited Release

On DVD

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Cast

Vincent Lindon
Le professeur Jean-Martin Charcot
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Screenwriter

Alice Winocour

COMPANies

Music Box Films

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Storyline

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 (Vincent Lindon) after she has another 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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Production Notes

  • 2013 C├ęsar Nominee - Best First Feature
    Official Selection: 2012 Cannes Film Festival - Critics Week - Special Screenings
    Official Selection: 2012 Toronto International Film Festival - Discovery Section
    Official Selection: 2013 Rendez Vous With French Cinema
  • Based on a true story.

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