A Croatian Catholic soldier turned boxer is haunted by dreams and visions of the Virgin Mary after mistakenly drinking hallucinagenic datura flower tea in this cautionary tale exposing the link between violence and religious fundamentallsm. Made in the months directly following the 9/11 attacks, during the backlash culture of panic and the racial profiling that followed.
"Hysteria" is a profound and frequently disturbing work of intelligence which solidifies Antero Alli's place among the most talented contemporary filmmakers. The superior level of artistry and honesty achieved in "Hysteria" is so rare to find that this film can easily be classified as an instant classic."
--- filmthreat.com (5 stars)
"In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, I felt compelled to examine how fevered hallucinations might be confused for genuine gnostic vision of divinity. It was the only way I could fathom the motives of the fanatics who crashed those jets into the WTC."
--- Antero Alli
This DVD is recorded in NTSC format (Region Free) and is compatible with all NTSC DVD players. This means that if you're in North America, the DVD will play in your DVD player. If you are in Europe, Africa or Asia, you need either a NTSC/PAL DVD player (most new ones are) or a computer with a DVD drive.