Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich

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The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich

Antonin Svoboda
A, 2012
Fiction, 110min, OmdU

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The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich

Antonin Svoboda
A, 2012
Fiction, 110min, OmdU

Cast: 
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Wilhelm Reich
Julia Jentsch
Eva Reich
Jeanette Hain
Ilse Reich
Jamie Sives
Hamilton
Birgit Minichmayr
Aurora
Shaun Aylward
Peter
Markus Schleinzer
Klein
Kenny Doughty
Paul
Gary Lewis
Dr. Cameron
David Rasche
Mr. Hills
Screenplay: 
Antonin Svoboda
Sound: 
Odo Grötschnig
Camera: 
Martin Gschlacht
Editor: 
Oliver Neumann
Composer: 
Bernd Jungmair & Stefan Jungmair
Decoration: 
Katharina Wöppermann
Costume: 
Tanja Hausner

Production: 
Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion, coop99 Filmproduktion, Lotus Film
World Sales: 
Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

At the end of his life, Wilhelm Reich Austrian-American psychiatrist and experimental scientist searching for the fundamentals of life finds himself on trial, charged with deception. His dream of liberating human individuality makes him a dangerous opponent of an American system that is striving for global hegemony after 1945, using all available means. Was it madness to believe in man’s liberty or was Reich simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, and being a holistic global thinker, accurately observing far-reaching socio-political linkages? Ten years after his mysterious death in 1957, his writings, once burnt by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), become an important source of inspiration for a ’68 generation in revolt. 

In the presence of Antonin Svoboda, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jeanette Hain, Julia Jentsch, Gary Lewis und David Rasche.