Lunacy (2005)

Director
Jan Švankmajer

Main cast
Pavel Liška; Jan T?íska; Anna Geislerová; Jaroslav Dušek; Martin Huba

Genres
Horror, Comedy, Foreign

Description
Loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. In 19th century France a young man is plagued by nightmares in which he is dragged off to a madhouse. On the journey back from his mother’s funeral he is invited by a Marquis he meets at lunch to spend the night in his castle. There he witnesses a blasphemous orgy and a ‘therapeutic’ funeral. He tries to flee but is taken to a lunatic asylum where the patients have complete freedom and the staff are locked up behind bars.


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