Dr Ilich is a specialist in treating alcoholics confined to hospital. Pursing the “Special Treatment” he devised, a diet of apples, physical culture, Wagner’s music and psychodrama, he takes six of his patients to a brewery where most of the workers have a real drinking problem.
During the outing to the brewery it is revealed that the doctor himself has problems, and his hypocrisy becomes evident when he is seen drinking surreptitiously.
Events in the brewery confirm that Dr Ilich devised his treatment to express his tyrannical personality. The alcoholics, with all weaknesses, are ideal subjects and his domination aver them is successful in so far as he manages to impose his will on them and deprive them of their personal freedom.
ALL THAT JAZZBob FOSSE
BEING THEREHal ASHBY
BREAKER MORANTBruce BERESFORD
BYE BYE BRASILCarlos DIEGUES
EKDIN PRATIDINMrinal SEN
LA DEDICATORIAJaime CHAVARI
LA TERRAZZAEttore SCOLA
MON ONCLE D’AMÉRIQUEAlain RESNAIS
OUT OF THE BLUEDennis HOPPER
SALTO NEL VUOTOMarco BELLOCCHIO
SAUVE QUI PEUT/ LA VIEJean-Luc GODARD
THE BIG RED ONESamuel FULLER
THE LONG RIDERSWalter HILL
THE MISSING LINKPICHA
UNE SEMAINE DE VACANCESBertrand TAVERNIER