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Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belon...

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Directed by

James Mangold

Written by

Lisa Loomer (Screenplay)
James Mangold (Screenplay)
Anna Hamilton Phelan (Screenplay)
Susanna Kaysen (Novel)

Runtime

127 minutes

Country

United States of America, Germany

Language

English

Tagline

The crazy thing is, you're not crazy.

Cast

Keywords

biography identity escape based on novel or book female protagonist based on a true story 1960s mental illness puberty insanity suicide attempt psychiatrist female friendship mental institution self mutilation psychiatric hospital hanging based on memoir or autobiography borderline personality disorder psychiatric ward journal

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Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role