Nell, the protégée of the buffoonish Lord Mortimer, lashes the face of Master Sims with her riding whip during an argument over the inhumane conditions at the Bedlam insane asylum, which Sims oversees.Sims uses the inmates as an outlet for his personal brand of perverse cruelty. But Sims is humiliated by Nell and plots Nell’s downfall. With unusually vibrant dialogue and lavish 18th century period sets, Bedlam is a horror film with a social message, and on a deeper level, a study of man’s inhumanity to his fellows.
Wednesday, September 15th, 6:00pm at the Star
Saturday, September 18th, 8:00pm at the Star
Monday, September 20th, 6:00pm at the Star
Version: English with French subtitles
Director: Mark Robson