NISE: The Heart Of Madness

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2017 | Biography Drama | 1hr, 46m

1940’s, Brazil- Dr. Nise da Silveira (Gloria Pires) is at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock for the treatment o... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, April 28, 2017

On DVD

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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DIRECTOR

Roberto Berliner

Screenwriter

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Rating MPAA

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Languages

English (subtitled)

Storyline

1940’s, Brazil- Dr. Nise da Silveira (Gloria Pires) is at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock for the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she starts a revolution through paints, dogs and love.
official plot version from strandreleasing.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • WINNER of the Tokyo International Film Festival (Grand Prix, Best Actress Award)

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