109 mins
6.8 / 10 (280)


In 1950s America, an introverted young man joins a renowned lobotomist as he promotes his recently debunked procedure. As their tour of asylums progresses, the young man begins to identify with the patients, among them the daughter of a charismatic leader in the burgeoning New Age movement.

MUBI's take

Starring Jeff Goldblum, Udo Kier and Denis Lavant, Rick Alverson’s masterfully crafted period drama unearths the murky origins of a controversial procedure for mental illness. A still, unnerving miasma pervades this daring vision of ’50s America—rendered in meticulous, glacial set pieces.

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