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LA SECONDA OMBRA

by Silvano Agosti

synopsis

1961: The newly appointed and later renowned psychiatrist Franco Basaglia who died at the age of 55, arrives at the hospital of Gorizia. In order to survey the habits inside the mental ward of the hospital, he pretends to be an attendant. Soon he discovers he finds himself inside a real "lager", abounding with horrors such as EST, lobotomies, straitjackets, violence on patients, blinds perpetually shut to prevent any attempt of escape.
Cast: about two hundred patients formerly in the psychiatric hospitals of Triest and Gorizia.

original title: La seconda ombra
country: Italy
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Silvano Agosti
film run: 95'
release date: IT 02/03/2000
screenplay: Silvano Agosti
cast: Remo Girone, Victoria Zinny
cinematography by: Silvano Agosti
film editing: Silvano Agosti
art director: Silvano Agosti
music: Nicola Piovani
producer: Silvano Agosti
production: 11 Marzo Film Produzioni Cinematografiche
distributor: 11 Marzo Cinematografica
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