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Film: Augustine

The darkly sensual romantic drama Augustine examines the unusual relationship between Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, the pioneering 19th century French neurologist, and his star teenage patient. In Belle Epoque Paris, 19-year-old kitchen maid Augustine (singer-turned-actress Soko, in a breakout performance) suffers a spectacular seizure that leaves her partially paralyzed, and is shipped off to an all-female psychiatric hospital specializing in the then-fashionable ailment of 'hysteria.' Augustine captures the attention of renowned neurologist Dr. Charcot (Vincent Lindon, Mademoiselle Chambon) after she has another attack that appears to give her intense physical pleasure. Intrigued, he begins using her as his principal subject, hypnotizing her in lecture halls for his fellow doctors and scientists, triggering her seizures at will, gaining acclaim and funding for his hospital. As Augustine's dependence on her doctor deepens, the lines between doctor and patient become blurred, radically affecting both their lives. Based on a true story, writer/director Alice Winocour's debut feature chronicles one woman's sexual awakening against the backdrop of neo-Victorian psychology and social repression. Also starring Chiara Mastroianni. (Fully subtitled)


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Note that our meeting time has been advanced to 3:30. The movie begins at 3:45PM.

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  • Connie

    The movie was not so great but it was really fun meeting with everyone and speaking French.

    June 23, 2013

  • Joyce

    Malheureusement, je dois changer mon RSVP à "non". A la prochaine!

    June 23, 2013

  • Connie

    Is this a French speaking group? I don't speak great French but I can try. . .ma Francais ce n'est pas parfait!

    June 23, 2013

  • Connie

    I'm looking forward to meeting you all and enjoying the film.

    June 23, 2013

  • Becca

    Je dois etre a un autre evenement dimanche.

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oui je viens :)

    June 15, 2013

  • Janice S.

    Graduated in 86 with French degree from Eastern. Never really used. Looking forward to future events to use the language again. Family reunion this weekend, so can't join.

    June 14, 2013

  • Alex

    j'espere ;)

    June 12, 2013

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