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The painful life of a mentally unstable but highly gifted woman is unveiled in this film, based on episodes from the life of an actual person. Aloise (Delphine Seyrig) creates a series of haunting drawings while she is incarcerated in an institution for the insane in turn-of-the-century Switzerland. She endures torments as a musically gifted girl and later as a young woman; her developing madness and the barbaric treatments of the time are shown.

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Status Released

Original Language French

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Release Information

  • April 2, 1975


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Cast 4

  1. Delphine Seyrig

    Delphine Seyrig
    Aloïse (adulte)

  2. Marc Eyraud

    Marc Eyraud
    le père d'Aloïse

  3. Michael Lonsdale

    Michael Lonsdale
    le médecin

  4. Isabelle Huppert

    Isabelle Huppert
    Aloïse (jeune)

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  1. Ld

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