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Set in Victorian London, Tanya Wexler's period comedy Hysteria tells the tale of Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy), a young doctor disturbed by the way most hospitals ignore the latest research on germ theory, and still treat patients with bleedings and leeches. After being fired from his most recent job for speaking out on the matter, he ends up in the employ of Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce) who runs a private practice specializing in treating women who suffer from "hysteria" and come to the doctor for his precise digital manipulations in order to get a release. With the help of Mortimer's best friend Edmund (Rupert Everett) together they create a device that allows these women to achieve the desired result much more quickly. Complicating matters, Mortimer becomes enamored of Dalrymple's strong-willed, feminist-minded daughter Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal).

Item Details
Female orgasm -- Drama.
Granville, J. Mortimer (Joseph Mortimer), 1833-1900 -- Drama.
London (England) -- Drama.
Sexual excitement -- Drama.
Vibrators (Massage) -- Drama.
Women -- Sexual behavior -- Drama.
Biographical films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Romantic comedy films.
Other Authors:
Beachfront Films (Firm)
Becker, Tracey.
By Alternative Pictures (Firm)
Cairo, Judy.
Chimera Films (Firm)
Curtis, Sarah.
Dancy, Hugh, 1975-
Dyer, Jonah Lisa.
Dyer, Stephen.
Entertainment One (Firm : Canada)
Everett, Rupert.
Forthcoming Films (Firm)
Gyllenhaal, Maggie, 1977-
Henson, Christian, 1971-
Informant Media (Firm)
Jensen, Ashley.
Jones, Felicity.
Pryce, Jonathan.
Smith, Sheridan, 1981-
Waltzing, Gast, 1956-
Wexler, Tanya.
Publisher, Date:
[United States] : Informant Media ; [Canada] : Distributed by Entertainment One, c2012.
1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: 14A.
Other Title:
Hysteria (Motion picture : 2011) [DVD.].
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special features include: commentary with Tanya Wexler; Passion & power : the technology of orgasm; an evening with Tanya Wexler, Hugh Dancy, and Jonathan Pryce; behind the scenes; deleted scenes.
Music, Gast Waltzing ; additional music, Christian Henson ; costume designer, Nic Ede ; editor, Jon Gregory ; production designer, Sophie Becher ; director of photography, Sean Bobbitt.
Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett, Sheridan Smith, Ashley Jensen.
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
Audio tracks in English and French and subtitled in English.
With optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Publisher or Distributor Number:
200304 DV
Link to PAC
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