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The Convict Patient (El paciente interno): A tragic journey through prison hell Add to ...

  • Directed by Alejandro Solar Luna
  • Classification PG
  • Genre documentary
  • Year 2012
  • Country Mexico
  • Language Spanish

To quash civic unrest in the late 1960s, the Mexican government massacred dozens of students and injured hundreds more. To avenge those deaths, a man named Carlos Castaneda de la Fuente tried to assassinate then-president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. Mexican authorities effectively declared him insane, locked him up and essentially threw away the key – for 40 years. Slow-moving and narratively disjointed, the film tracks Castaneda’s epic journey through prison hell and the tragic consequences for his mental and physical health.

April 29, 9:15 p.m., Lightbox; April 30, 1 p.m., Scotiabank.

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