Nise: The Heart of Madness (2017)

Nise: The Heart of Madness was released on DVD on September 19, 2017
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1940’s, Brazil- Dr. Nise da Silveira (Played by award-winning actress Gloria Pires) is at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock for the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she starts a revolution through paints, dogs and love. Through her efforts, renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that these exhibitions revealed painters that went on to be ranked amongst the best Brazillian artists of the century. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless to all but da Silveira. NISE:THE HEART OF MADNESS tells the real life story of this “miracle” and the life of this rebellious, frail and engaging psychiatrist.

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US DVD Release Date September 19, 2017
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Run time 106 minutes
Theater Release Date April 28, 2017
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date September 19, 2017
Actors Julio Adriao, Flavio Bauraqui, Fernando Eiras, Fabricio Boliveira, Fernando Eiras, Claudio Jaborandy
Directed by Roberto Berliner
Writer(s) ,
MPAA NR (Not Rated)
Genre(s) Drama
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