HEAVEN FOR INSANITY

By Dria SOETOMO, Leonard Retel HELMRICH

ECCO FILMS INDONESIA - as FEST

Documentary - Completed 2008

A documentary about a mental institution.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • INDONESIA
    • Languages
    • INDONESIAN
    • Duration
    • 33 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dria SOETOMO, Leonard Retel HELMRICH
    • Writer(s)
    • Dria SOETOMO, Leonard Retel HELMRICH
    • Producer(s)
    • Orlow SEUNKE (ECCO Films Indonesia)
    • Synopsis
    • Watmo lives by his own rules. He randomly screams at others without an explanation; his neighbours think he's insane. One day, Bakti, one of the administrational chairpersons of the neighbourhood suggests bringing Watmo to a mental institution in the suburb. Soon after, officials from the institution come to fetch him. Watmo is brought to a place beyond his imagination. His head is shaven and he is chained to a pole. Here, Watmo must live by other people's rules; the rules of the institution. In this unpleasant place, Watmo is trained to live in a correct and orderly manner. After one week, they consider him 'cured' enough to leave the institution.
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