The Mountain — Official Trailer

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added: Fri, May 10th '19

From Rick Alverson, the writer-director of "Entertainment" and "The Comedy," comes a new subversive, thought-provoking drama about a 1950s lobotomist (played here by Jeff Goldblum) and his young assistant photographer (Tye Sheridan).

Check out the first official trailer for "The Mountain," an unsettling character study of a self-serving, snake-oil salesman-like physician (Goldblum) who travels across the country to perform antiquated lobotomies on young women who have been deemed socially rebellious or undesirable.

Tye Sheridan (from the upcoming "Dark Phoenix") plays the doctor's teen assistant who helps keep records of his patients by taking photographs of the women after they've been lobotomized. He starts to question the doctor's skills and his recently-debunked medical theories when he becomes smitten with a young mental patient who doesn't appear all that bad, played by Hannah Gross (from the Netflix series "Mindhunter").

The film is loosely inspired by the life of Dr. Walter Freeman, a Philadelphia physician who, despite his lack of experience in neuroscience, became one of the earliest and leading practitioners of lobotomy in the early 1940s.

"The Mountain" is scheduled to open theatrically on July 26th. Watch the trailer, above.

synopsis:
Set against the 1950's "golden age" of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor's recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum's patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west.

 

directed by   Rick Alverson

starring   Tye Sheridan, Jeff Goldblum, Denis Lavant, Udo Kier, Hannah Gross

release date   July 26, 2019

 
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