a film in which the camera's physical presence is felt constantly throughout, invading but never intruding the flow of cinematic motivation. The "spectator" is aware that he is there, powerless in escaping the dreamlike realm, and for some of the patients, that of the nightmare.
Viennale, 35mm _ One of the greatest documentaries of all time. Amazing work in particular in the camera movements with those long sequence shots, wandering around and giving the viewer the feeling of sickness. The long conversations with the doctors are also quite extraordinary. And then they dance and they prepare for the carnaval. Sometimes so hard to watch that many people actually left during the screening.