Las Melancolicas (1971)

Genres - Horror  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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This unwieldy Spanish drama tells the story of what happens in a conservative country region, sometime in the past, when the new director of a home for mentally deranged women attempts to bring more modern and humane methods to the management and treatment of his charges. The staff and the neighboring villagers and officials resist his changes, considering them no better than witchcraft. He has some success with his patients but cannot make headway with those who hired him. When he leads his charges through the village as a form of protest march, his days in charge are over.

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craziness, mental-illness, asylum [mental hospital], exorcism, mother, running