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Three Christs (2017)

Three Christs follows Dr. Alan Stone who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed they were Jesus Christ. What transpires is both comic and deeply moving.

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Jon Avnet

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Milton Rokeach (based on the book "The Three Christs of Ypsilanti" by), Eric Nazarian | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Dr. Stone
Peter Dinklage ... Joseph
Walton Goggins ... Leon
Bradley Whitford ... Clyde
Charlotte Hope ... Becky
Julianna Margulies ... Ruth
Kevin Pollak ... Dr. Orbus
James Monroe Iglehart ... Benny
Stephen Root ... Dr. Rogers
Jane Alexander ... Dr. Abraham
Julian Acosta ... Dr. Francisco
Danny Deferrari ... Neil
Chris Bannow ... Louis
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Victoria Rogers
Christina Scherer ... Carolyn
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Three Christs tells the story of an extraordinary experiment that began in 1959 at Michigan's Ypsilanti State Hospital, where Dr. Alan Stone treated three paranoid schizophrenic patients who each believe they are Jesus Christ. Dr. Stone pioneers a simple, yet revolutionary treatment: instead of submitting the patients to electroshock, forced restraints and tranquilizers, he puts them in a room together to confront their delusions. What transpires is a darkly comic, intensely dramatic story about the nature of identity and the power of empathy.

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12 September 2017 (Canada) See more »

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The Three Christs of Ypsilanti See more »

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Peter Dinklage and Charlotte Hope both appeared in Game of Thrones. See more »

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Dinklage in a cuckoo's nest
14 September 2017 | by laurent-milotSee all my reviews

"Three Christs" was a last minute choice of mine at the TIFF. As a big Dinklage's fan, and considering that it was a world premiere, it was easy enough to go check it out. I'm glad I did. This movie is one about the brain and its struggles, but it does so with a big heart. It's funny and touching with a good balance, and the acting is top notch (I'm actually a bigger Dinklage's fan after the movie). The underlying themes about psychiatry as science and its potential negative effect on personality, the nature of identity, the complex interaction of desire and fear are inhabiting the film and are as relevant today as they were at the time. In summary, a great entertaining movie with a deeper layer... and a stellar Dinklage!


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