The La Borde clinic, a stately chateau surrounded by forest, takes an unorthodox approach to psychiatric care. The clinic's regime resembles that of a laidback boarding school for eccentrics, with pills - although there's no introduction to or analysis of such matters. Rather, we're straight in to an intimate documentary record of the several months the patients and staff take to prepare their summer theatrical production. Sometimes the patients talk - to each other or the camera; other times they just watch, or whistle, or walk slowly across the gravel... or we see trees blowing in the wind. The play (briefly excerpted) looks interesting, but the film as a whole doesn't repay one's patience.
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