Lunacy (also know as Sílení) full movie is released on Nov 17, 2005. Watch Lunacy online - the Czech Animation movie from Czech Republic , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $133,982. Lunacy is directed by Jan Svankmajer and created by Edgar Allan Poe with Jan Tríska and Pavel Liska.

A horror movie testing two approaches to running an insane asylum - absolute freedom versus control and punishment - within the context of a world that combines the worst of both. Jean Berlot, a young man subject to a nightmare of being forced into a straitjacket by two orderlies, is befriended by a marquis. At the marquis's estate, Jean witnesses a black Mass, buries someone alive, and is invited to try preventive therapy. He's willing to enter a sanatorium because he believes he can rescue a young woman from there who has told him that the real director and staff of the clinic are locked in the basement. Jean conspires with her to set them free: the horrors have only begun.

As know as:

Sílení, Sílení, Insanidade, Holdkór, Vajprats

Release Date (Streaming):

Feb 20, 2007


Czech Republic, Slovakia



Production Companies:

Athanor, C-Ga Film, Ceská Televize

Gross worldwide:



Edgar Allan Poe + the Marquis de Sade + Jan Svankmajer = Lunacy


Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
by rottentomatoes, Mar 17, 2007
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
A horse-drawn carriage crossing an expressway overpass promises a more subversive ride than Svankmajer delivers.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 27, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
While Lunacy leaves you with the impression that Svankmajer is more expressive with cutlets than he is with his atypically human-dominated dreamscape, some of the images are doozies.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 26, 2006

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