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The lunatics' ball

Author: Michael ThorpePeter ScholesJamie SelkirkRussel WalderJane IrwinAll authors
Publisher: [Wellington, New Zealand] : New Zealand Film Commission, [1999]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : PAL color broadcast system : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Charles is an obsessive and charismatic young psychologist. When he starts work at a new hospital, his unorthodox treatment of young patients brings them new life - and earns him the admiration of Charlotte, a psychiatrist escaping an unhappy marriage. The pair are drawn together despite rumours about Charles' past and the suspicion of other staff members. When tragedy strikes, everything that Charles had fought for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Thorpe; Peter Scholes; Jamie Selkirk; Russel Walder; Jane Irwin; Sarah Ashworth; New Zealand Film Commission.
OCLC Number: 155843689
Credits: Produced by Michael Thorp in association with Jamie Selkirk & Alistair Brown; associate producers: Alastair Brown & Neil Cervin; co-producer: Jamie Selkirk; editors: Mike Horton and Paul Sutorius; cinematography: Neil Cervin; music: Peter Scholes performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Cast: Russell Walder, Jane Irwin, Sarah Ashworth, Michael Daly.
Awards: Cannes Film Festival : Forum Selection 1999.
Target Audience: M - suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 85 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: Colour recording system: PAL ; VHS.
Responsibility: Michael Thorp in association with the New Zealand Film Commission ; written and directed by Michael Thorp.

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Charles is an obsessive and charismatic young psychologist. When he starts work at a new hospital, his unorthodox treatment of young patients brings them new life - and earns him the admiration of Charlotte, a psychiatrist escaping an unhappy marriage. The pair are drawn together despite rumours about Charles' past and the suspicion of other staff members. When tragedy strikes, everything that Charles had fought for is in danger of being lost, and Charlotte must discover his darkest secrets.

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