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Campion, Jane (dir). An Angel at my Table.

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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education as a teacher but since she is considered abnormal she stays at a mental institution for eight years. Success comes when she starts to write novels.

Year: 1990
Director: Jane Campion
Writer: Laura Jones, Janet Frame

Kesey, K. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest

Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nestis the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.

Author: Kesey, Ken
Title: One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2006
ISBN: 0141024879

The film version of the book came out in 1975 and has a fantastic performance from Jack Nicholson at its heart, for a look at the trailer click here…

Director: Forman, Milos
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Year: 1975

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