The Lunatics' Ball

1999
88min
Feature
Synopsis: 

THE LUNATICS’ BALL is an extraordinary story about an obsessive and charismatic psychologist, Charles Duron (RUSSEL WALDER), whose unorthodox treatment of patients results in both triumph and catastrophe.

When Charles begins work at a new hospital, his approach to therapy based on self-expression and personal development rather than establishment drug-based theories, provokes both admiration and scorn.

But his perseverance and unconventional approach clearly impress resident psychiatrist Charlotte (JANE IRWIN). The pair are drawn together despite rumours from Charles’ past which return to haunt him.

As their mutual affection grows, it prompts jealous reactions from Taylor (MICHAEL DALY), the consulting doctor who is already highly suspicious of Charles and is convinced that his patients are being placed at risk.

While Charles’ love for his patients offers them a new lease on life, events unfolding make it seem Taylor’s suspicions may be correct.

When tragedy strikes, everything Charles has fought for appears to transpire against him, threatening not only his patients and his love for Charlotte, but ultimately his life itself.

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Drama

Credits:

Directed by: 
Produced by: 
Screenplay by: 
Cast: 
Charles Duron
Charlotte
Dr Taylor
Festival/Awards: 
Wine Country Film Festival-USA 2000 Pyongang Film Festival-Korea 2000 International Film Forum-Aresenal-Latvia 2000
Technical information: 
Colour, 35mm, Dolby

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