Paris, winter 1885. At Salpêtrière Hospital, Professor Charcot studies a mysterious disease – hysteria. Augustine, 19, becomes his favorite subject, the star of his demonstrations of hypnosis. But from guinea pig, she gradually becomes an object of desire ...
"Charcot was a star. A medical star. The Emperor of Brazil and the wife of the Russian Tsar were among his patients. He was a great physician, a pioneer, the founder of modern neurology. His patients were in awe of him. I didn't want to film his rise, but his fall. The film deals with the total reversal of the balance of power between Charcot and Augustine, doctor and patient, middle-aged man and young woman, wealthy gentleman and working-class girl. Charcot discovers that he has a body, and loses control. Augustine discovers that she has a brain, and takes control over him."
Cast: Soko, Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Olivier Rabourdin, Roxane Duran
Screenplay: Alice Winocour
Director of Photography: George Lechaptois
Film Editor: Julien Lacheray
Production Designer: Arnaud de Moléron
Costume Design: Pascaline Chavanne
Sound: Jean-Luc Audy
Producer: Isabelle Madelaine
Production Company: Dharamsala
World Sales: Kinology
Director: Alice Winocour