The strange case of Wilhelm Reich
|Producer:||Novotny & Novotny Film|
|Co-Producer:||Coop 99 Film (AT)|
|Grant amount:||€ 750.000|
|Key cast:||Klaus Maria Brandauer, Julia Jentsch, Jeanette Hain, Jamie Sives, Kenny Doughty, Birgit Minichmayr, Gary Lewis, David Rasche|
|Locations:||Vienna, Lower Austria, USA, Spain|
At the end of his life, Wilhelm Reich - psychiatrist and experimental scientist searching for the fundamentals of life - finds himself on trial, charged with deception. His dream of liberating human individuality makes him a dangerous opponent of an American system that is striving after 1945 for global hegemony, using all available means. Was it madness to believe in man’s liberty or was Reich simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, and being a holistic global thinker, accurately observing fa-reaching socio-political linkages? Ten years after his mysterious death, his writings, once burnt by the US FDA, become an important source of inspiration for a ’68 generation in revolt.