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."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."
"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.
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