Augustine, DVD


Director Alice Winocour's debut drama explores the relationship between the 19th-century French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon) and his patient, Augustine (Soko), a 19-year-old illiterate housemaid.

After succumbing to a seizure while serving dinner guests, Augustine, her face paralysed on one side, is sent to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, where she soon comes to the attention of Charcot.

Commanding an overbearing presence on the wards, the doctor soon starts to employ his latest case-study in public demonstrations, with the aim of showcasing his latest neurological breakthroughs using hypnosis.

It's not long, however, before the doctor/patient relationship begins to change, as Charlot finds it increasingly difficult to conceal his attraction for his patient, and Augustine begins to assume more control over her life.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5055201825872
  • Catalogue number: OPTD2663
  • Studio: StudioCanal
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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