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Fall 2013 December 2 in Gibsons

Hysteria

USA/UK/Luxembourg 2011, 95 min, comedy.
Director: Tanya Wexler

Still photo from 'Hysteria'

This hilarious slapstick comedy, celebrating the invention of the century, won the hearts of its 2011 Toronto International Film Festival audience.

In 1880s England, Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) — a brilliant young doctor whose progressive ideas alienate him from the medical establishment — finds himself working with Robert Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce) London’s foremost specialist in female health issues, including “hysteria”, a malaise so liberally diagnosed that at least half the city’s women are considered sufferers.

To ease these patients’ stress, the doctor has developed a form of intimate massage, the success of which draws in another collaborator (Rupert Everett), a gadget genius who helps to develop the “vibrator”. Complicating matters are Dalrymple’s two daughters (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones), both sweet on Mortimer.

Still image from the film 'Hysteria
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Reviews

Hysteria: 'It is really difficult talking about the film without slipping into double-entendre...'. Review in The Telegraph,Sept 2012.

Hysteria, a film with good vibrations, by Charlie Lyne, The Guardian, Sept 2012.

 

Film poster for 'Hysteria'

 

 

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