UNCONSCIOUS aka INCONSCIENTES
USA: Regent Releasing
UK: Maiden Voyage Pictures
Cast: Leonor Watling, Luis Tosar, Alex Brendemuhl, Mercedes Sampietro, Núria Prims, Ana Rayo, Juanjo Puigcorbe, Marieta Orozco
Director: Joaquin Oristrell
Countries: Spain / Germany / Italy / Portugal
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: R for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex, sex references and hard drug use
USA Release Date: November 2006 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 15 September 2006 (Limited Release - London and Edinburgh)
Directed by Joaquin Oristrell, UNCONSCIOUS is a period comedy set in Barcelona in 1913 that questions sexual taboos relevant then.
Heavily pregnant, Alma (Leonor Watling, BAD EDUCATION) is married to psychiatrist Dr. Leon Pardo (Alex Brendemuhl), a follower of the revolutionary Dr Sigmund Freud and his advanced theories about hysteria and sexuality. Returning home one afternoon she finds her husband in a distressed state who then runs out of their home and vanishes without trace.
Enlisting the help of her brother-in-law Salvador (Luis Tosar), who is also a psychiatrist and deeply attracted to Alma, they start to investigate Leon's disappearance their only clue being a manuscript of Leon's about hysteria and female sexuality based on four patients. Following this up their investigation leads them on a trail where hypnosis, love, danger and every imaginable taboo are intertwined.