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Nahuel Pérez Biscayart,
Since a new law came into force in France, in 2013, any patient who
check in a psychiatric hospital, against own will, must have an
audience with a judge within 12 days for the judge to determine if the
patient must continue at the institution or must be released. If it is
decided to keep the patient at the hospital every and each 6 months a
new court hearing takes place. This powerful documentary shows a coupe
of hearings of patients and their attorneys and the judges. Between
them remains the query of the true meaning of freedom and what those
patients expect for their future.
The filming was authorized having as condition changing the names and
location of the patients and institutions to preserve their anonymity,
even tough patients' faces are showed. This fact also raises a
controversy point, if the patients are not considered sane enough to be
released from the hospital and continue the treatment outside, why
should they be considered capable of authorizing the filming? Despite
this moral inconsistency, this is a beautiful and touching documentary
that shows the sadness of losing their minds to the point of hurting
themselves or other people around.
It's painful and uncomfortable seeing an human being to loose one of
our greatest gifts - the consciousness. The original music by Alexander
Desplat add tenderness and emotion to this movie and at some points it
sounds impossible to hold the tears, mainly when a female patient
conscious of the need of her to stay at the hospital and keep the
treatment, asks to see her daughter, even as assisted visit, since she
is aware of her condition and that she is not able to take care of her
daughter on her own.
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