Les Secrets Professionnels Du Docteur Apfelgluck (1991)

Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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All five stories in this anthology comedy are tied together by their theme: they concern the encounters of a youthful psychiatrist (Thierry Lhermitte) with his patients, or with people so crazy they ought to be his patients. Each one is filmed by a different director. The first situation occurs when the doctor takes refuge at a country inn on a very stormy night. That very night, the inn's ancient maid, who has suffered endless abuse at their hands, kills her addled employers. Not only that, but she insists that the young doctor keep her company. In another scene, an honest television game show has produced a winner whom everybody dislikes: he is a brilliant performer, but he is an obnoxious racist besides. Every attempt to trip him up and get him off the show fails, and the increasingly agitated host eventually has a mental breakdown. The bigger segments are tied together by scenes taking place in the psychiatrist's waiting rooms.