After suffering an inexplicable seizure which leaves her paralyzed on her right side, 19-year-old Augustine (27 year-old singer-turned-actress Soko in a break out performance), is shipped off to Paris' all female psychiatric hospital Pitié-Salpêtriere which specializes in detecting the then-fashionable ailment of 'hysteria'. Watch our exclusive clip, where Augustine is first introduced to doctors of the academy, and then check out this acclaimed drama, in select theaters starting today.

Augustine captures the attention of Dr. Charcot (Vincent Lindon) after a seizure which appears to give her intense physical pleasure. Intrigued, he begins using her as his principal subject hypnotizing her in front of fellow doctors as she displays her unusual fits in lecture halls, eventually blurring the lines between doctor and patient.

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