Shock Head Soul

  |  Book Tickets: 30/11/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 10/12/2012
  |  82 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC


Simon Pummell directs this documentary drama about one man's madness, based on a true story. Daniel Paul Schreber, here portrayed by Hugo Koolschijn, was a successful judge who, in 1893, started to receive messages from God, leading to him spending the next nine years in an asylum. During his time in confinement, Schreber wrote his celebrated autobiography 'Memoirs of My Nervous Illness' which, when published in 1903, immediately became an influential study in the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis. The film charts Schreber's descent into madness, blending documentary interview, live-action drama and CGI animation to tell his fascinating story.

Contains portrayals of psychosis
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