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Fall 2013 December 2 in Gibsons
USA/UK/Luxembourg 2011, 95 min, comedy.
Director: Tanya Wexler
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.
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.
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