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Mental Illness: Major Films  
TitleKing of Hearts (1966)
Alternative/Original TitleLe Roi de coeur 2. Tutti pazzi meno io
DisabilityMental
CountryFrance-Italy
Length102
GenreWar
Rating?
DirectorPhilippe de Broca
CastAlan Bates Pierre Brasseur Jean-Claude Brialy Genevieve Bujold Adolfo Celi
NotesA Scottish soldier enters a devastated town in France during WWI. Everyone has left but for the patients in a mental hospital. His job is to defuse a bomb but the Germans arrive and he takes refuge in the mental hospital. The patients decide he will be their king. He tries to get them out of the town but they are afraid to leave. This film appears to be suggesting that all mentally ill people are the same. You're more likely to find patients thinking they are Napoleon or Jesus Christ than proclaiming an outsider king. It seems to me that the 'big idea' behind the film may have taken over from reality.

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