NISE - THE HEART OF MADNESS

NISE - O CORAÇÃO DA LOUCURA

By Roberto BERLINER

TV ZERO - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

The story of Nise da Silveira, a brazillian psychiatrist who in the 1950's started a radical revolution to treat schizophrenic patients with affection and art, instead of electroshocks and lobotomy.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival do Rio 2015
Premiere Brasil
Tokyo International Film Festival 2015
Competition
MOSTRA SAO PAULO 2015
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Epic, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roberto BERLINER
    • Writer(s)
    • Mauricio LISSOVSKY, Roberto BERLINER, Chris ALCAZAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Lorena BONDAROVSKY (TvZERO), Rodrigo LETIER (TvZERO)
    • Synopsis
    • Rio de Janeiro, 1940. A doctor pioneers a revolution in the psychiatric treatment in Brasil. The treatment she administers includes paints, brushes and clay. Among her allies, cats, dogs, art critics and Carl Jung. Among her enemies, the medical establishment and the other doctors.
    • Partners & financing
    • Petrobras, BNDES, Eletrobrás, Oi.
      Domestic distribution by Imagem Filmes
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2012
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