This will be a recurring post today paired with Bad mental illness themed movies.
#1. House of Fools
From Russia, this subtitled film takes place in a mental institute during the Chechen War. Caught between the opposing forces the hospital residents find themselves alone without staff.
A great movie that really gets you thinking... who are the people who are 'ill' in the world? Are those with the label, 'mentally ill' really crazier than the rest of society?
I found this movie when I was researching for a paper I wrote for my Sociology of Mental Illness class. There was a great site with a long list of movies with mental illness as a theme. I cant seem to find it, but when I do ill post the address.
ps. Another great part of this movie...a great cameo by (Canadian) Bryan Adams. Very random.. but great