Titicut Follies

1967, Documentary, 1h 30m

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Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman exposes conditions at a Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane.

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  • Jul 11, 2012
    Shocking and full of precious footages, Titicus Follies it's a unique vision of tormented minds. An impacting film, which it's very important in all the years. Wiseman's disturbing documentary presents a terrific theme and teach to re-educate the psychologic system and the respect to the other person. Fresh.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2011
    Director Frederick Wiseman refrains from narrating a message to correspond with the images he depicts. He shapes the film in such a way that it feels as helpless, maddening and overwhelming as the material itself. There is profound sadness in this documentary. It is not something I will easily shake off or forget; I think it is some kind of masterpiece in its own way.
    Mike T Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2010
    Disturbing in ways that fiction only fantasizes to be. To imagine living in an asylum like this is extremely terrifying. The home movie style filming of the inmates and guards really makes it evident how surreal and relevant this documentary is. The wide range of patients is probably the most interesting aspect, you have some who clearly need to be there and others that are being held captive and kept quiet. I can see why it was banned, obviously, sometimes the truth is just a little too much for people to handle. Any fan of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest should definitely check this out, it's truly magnificent.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2009
    Interesting and depressing look into a prison for the mentally insane in the 60s. Hard to watch at times, but pretty intriguing stuff.
    Wu C Super Reviewer

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