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Mad to Be Normal

Rated NR 106 min. 2018

David Tennant of Doctor Who fame stars as 1960's celebrity psychiatrist R.D.Laing who revolutionised the treatment of people diagnosed as 'mad'. Mad To Be Normal reveals the story of R.D. Laing, the famous psychiatrist and one of Scotland's greatest ever minds. Working out of Kingsley Hall in East London throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Laing performed various daring experiments on people who were diagnosed as mentally disturbed. His revolutionary methods involved experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-­healing known as metanoia, causing outrage and controversy in the medical profession and radically changing attitudes and perceptions of mental health around the world.

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Director: Robert Mullan

Writer: Robert Mullan and Tracy Moreton

Cast: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne, David Bamber, Trevor White, Olivia Poulet, Rebecca Gethings, Helen Belbin and Nigel Barber

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