THE LUNATICS' BALL

By Michael THORP

FREE HOUSE STUDIOS LTD - as PROD

Thriller - Completed 1999


Festivals
& Awards

Shanghai 2011
Special Jury Prize
    • Year of production
    • 1999
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama
    • Countries
    • NEW ZEALAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael THORP
    • Writer(s)
    • Michael THORP
    • Synopsis
    • This film was produced for US$25,000 and won the Special Jury Prize, Shanghai Intl. FF, 1999 and was an Official Selection, Cannes Intl. FF, 2000

      Synopsis
      A psychologist discovers he only has months left to live and turns a psychiatric hospital upside down as he challenges the conventional psychiatric wisdom and drug treatments as he works with a group teenage psychiatric patients. In the process he falls in love with Charlotte, a doctor, but pushes her away afraid of becoming involved. He achieves mixed results with his patients, but ultimately achieves a measure of love and recognition.
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