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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

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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...

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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

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100% French

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1 h 35 min

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