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Head Against the Wall

Head Against the Wall

A Feature film by Georges Franju

Produced by Artistes et Techniciens de l'Industrie Cinématographique Associés (ATICA), Elpénor Films, Sirius Films

Release in France : 20/03/1959

    Synopsis

    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...

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (29)

    Production and distribution (3)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (16)

    Assistant Director :

    Jacques Rouffio

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean-Charles Pichon

    Producer :

    Jérôme Goulven

    Director of Photography :

    Eugen Schufftan

    Assistant Operators :

    Pierre Brard, Claude Zidi

    Editor :

    Suzanne Sandberg

    Music Composer :

    Maurice Jarre

    Still Photographer :

    Henri Caruel

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Jean-Pierre Mocky

    Author of original work :

    Hervé Bazin

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Pierre Mocky

    Sound Recordist :

    René Sarazin

    Production Manager :

    Jean Velter

    Continuity supervisor :

    Marcelle Hochet

    Production Designer :

    Louis Le Barbenchon

    Location Manager :

    Roger Descoffre

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Insanity

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1958

    French release :

    20/03/1959

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    20780

    Visa issue date :

    02/10/1958

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Audio format :

    Mono