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Head Against the Wall (The Keepers)

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Original title
La tête contre les mursaka
AKA
  • Head Against the Wall
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Jean-Pierre Mocky, Jean-Charles Pichon (Novel: Hervé Bazin)
Music
Maurice Jarre
Cinematography
Eugen Schüfftan (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
ATICA / Elpenor / La Société des Films Sirius
Genre
Drama | Nouvelle vague (New Wave)
Synopsis / Plot
In order to get rid of his troublesome son François, Maître Gérane manages to have him committed to a mental hospital owned by Dr. Varmont, a supporter of traditional treatments, in constant conflict with Dr. Emery, whose therapy takes the psychology of patients into account. François soon makes friends with Heurtevent, a sweet epileptic, and both decide to escape from the place. Their attempt is a failure and Heurtevent, unable to get over what he considers a return to hell, commits suicide. But rebellious François tries again and this time around he is successful. He finds shelter at his friend Stephanie's home...
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