2005, Zeitgeist Films, 118 min, Czech Republic, Dir: Jan Svankmajer

Noted Czech director Jan Svankmajer channels Edgar Allan Poe and the Marquis de Sade in this surreal horror film. Beset by nightmares, Jean Berlot (Pavel Liska) visits an asylum at the suggestion of the debauched Marquis (Jan Tríska). The asylum embodies poles of excessive freedom and excessive discipline, and when Berlot falls for a woman there, he discovers how thin the line between madness and sanity really is. In Czech with English subtitles.

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