• Augustine (2013)

Augustine

Release Date: May 17th, 2013

DVD Release Date: September 17th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

In 1885, Professor Charcot studies an illness that causes hysteria. He meets Augustine -- barely out of childhood -- and as he becomes obsessed with her, she tries harder and harder to seduce him.

Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Olivier Rabourdin, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Duran, Soko , Sophie Cattani, Ange Ruzé

Director: Alice Winocour

Genres: Drama

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Neil YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Augustine's script is a coherent and valid artistic reinterpretation of the case, told against an unfussily atmospheric evocation of late 19-century Paris - persuasive even though the dialogue seldom sounds particularly old-fashioned. show more

  • 88
    Tomas HachardSlant Magazine

    Alice Winocour's take on this true story carries the superficial trappings of a period drama, but its perspective is entirely contemporary. show more

  • 70
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Ultimately, Winocour does stage an instance of what could be called love. It's unconvincing narratively, alas, and an odd disruption of the tone in a film that is otherwise bracingly clinical. show more

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