10 Movies About Madness

4º – The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)

Haneke gives the viewer the nuances of the concept of perversion embedded in the character of Erika, a successful piano teacher and a seemingly flawless social life. Well, that’s what Erika keeps on the surface. The film, over 2 hours long, will explore every minute to show the degenerative process to which Erika is subjected.

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3º – Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller, 1963)

Johnny Barrett is an ambitious journalist who, in search of greater recognition, decides to put together a plan to be considered crazy and be admitted to a psychiatric clinic to uncover a murder that has taken place. Gradually, Johnny discovers that maintaining his psychological sanity on the spot is a little more complicated than he thought. The film presents a critique of the mental health institutions of the time in the United States that, instead of helping the patient, end up contributing to his illness.

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