Head Against the Wall

by Georges Franju1h321958France
Head Against the Wall

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In order to get rid of his troublesome son François, Maître Gérane manages to have him committed to a mental hospital owned by Dr. Varmont, a supporter of traditional treatments, in constant conflict with Dr. Emery, whose therapy takes the psychology of patients into account. François soon makes friends with Heurtevent, a sweet epileptic, and both decide to escape from the place. Their attempt is a failure and Heurtevent, unable to get over what he considers a return to hell, commits suicide. But rebellious François tries again and this time around he is successful. He finds shelter at his friend Stephanie's home...

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : ATICA - Artistes et Techniciens de l'Industrie Cinématographique Associés , Elpénor Films, Sirius Films
    • Distributor : Mocky Delicious Pictures (MDP)
    • Original Music : Maurice Jarre
    • Photo Director : Eugen Schüfftan
    • Scenario : Jean-Pierre Mocky
    • Director : Georges Franju
    • Original Work Author : Hervé Bazin
    • Set Decoration : Louis Le Barbenchon
    • Sound Recorder : René Sarazin
    • Editing : Suzanne Sandberg
    • Dialogs : Jean-Charles Pichon
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1958
    • French release date : 20 mars 1959
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : French

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