Fiction

The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich

Antonin Svoboda
AUT 2012
110min
V'12

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.

Credits
  • 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
  • Antonin Svoboda
  • Odo Grötschnig
  • Martin Gschlacht
  • Oliver Neumann
  • Bernd Jungmair & Stefan Jungmair
  • Katharina Wöppermann
  • Tanja Hausner
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