The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich


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The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich
Antonin Svoboda, 2012
Austria | 111 minutes

New York Premiere!

Director Antonin Svoboda in person for Q&A!

Psychiatrist, scientist and the inventor of the orgone box, Wilhelm Reich fled to the U.S. from Nazi Germany in 1939. He continued his forays in experimental sciences in Maine and the Arizona desert. A true believer in this theory of a life-force energy called orgone, he devoted his life to research with the ultimate goal of bettering humanity. His sometimes eccentric activities raised suspicions during the paranoid 1950s, leading to criminal charges and a prison sentence. This stirring and handsomely made biopic stars the incomparable Klaus Maria Brandauer as Reich.

Series: New York Jewish Film Festival 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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