Watch Eliza Graves Movie Online
Published 02 20, 2015
Year : 2014
Release date : 14 November 2014
Director : Brad Anderson,
Writers: Joe Gangemi, Edgar Allan Poe,
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley,
Time: 112 min.
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Eliza Graves Movie Online
In 1899, an Oxford University professor demonstrates a case of female hysteria, Eliza Graves, before his class. Though she protests that she is sane, the professor points out that all mental patients claim to be sane, much as all criminals claim to be innocent. The professor advises his students to believe nothing they hear and only half of what they see. Later, a young man arrives at Stonehearst Asylum, where he desires to take up residency. A group of armed men led by Mickey Finn allow him entry. Finn escorts him to the office of the superintendent, Dr. Silas Lamb, where the young doctor introduces himself as Dr. Edward Newgate from Oxford. Although Lamb was not expecting him, despite Newgate having sent letters preceding his arrival, he welcomes the help of an Oxford-educated doctor. Newgate is surprised by Lamb's unorthodox methods. Lamb says that he does not believe in drugging or incarcerating his patients, and he encourages their delusions when he feels it will bring them greater happiness. Newgate becomes infatuated with Graves, now a resident at Stonehearst, when introduced to her. Though she brushes aside his attempts at flirtation, she is struck by his humility and respectful demeanor. A fancy feast follows, during which the staff and patients mingle. Newgate and Finn argue, and, as a truce, Finn proposes a toast. Before Newgate can drink it, Graves causes him to spill his drink. As she helps him to clean up, Graves quietly insists that he flee the asylum, but Newgate refuses to leave without her. Hearing a strange noise coming from the heating vent in his room, Newgate goes to investigate the boiler room. In the basement, he finds a large number of imprisoned people begging him for help. Initially believing them to be delerious patients, Edward starts to leave, only to be stopped by one of them shouting his name, having read the letters Lamb claimed they hadn't received. The prisoners reveal that they are the actual staff of Stonehearst, and the doctors and nurses Newgate has met are actually patients. He meets the real superintenent, Dr. Benjamin Salt, who explains that Lamb and Finn drugged their drinks and led a revolt. Dr. Salt and Mrs. Pike, the matron, warn Newgate that Lamb is a dangerous madman – a surgeon who murdered his patients during wartime. Salt tells him that, even if he were to release them, they couldn't fight Lamb's armed men in their weakened state. Salt tells him instead to leave them in the cells and return to London for help. Other staff disagree and tell him to find the keys and free them. Newgate attempts to recruit Graves, but she declines to become involved and tells him of Salt's abuses. Two of the staff escape from the boiler room, but are hunted down and killed by Finn, who continues to grow more suspicious of Newgate. When Newgate sneaks into Lamb's office to retrieve Salt's notes, he overhears Lamb and Finn conspire to tie up loose ends by the New Year. This takes the form of electrical shock treatment, which Lamb forces Newgate to perform on Salt. When Salt suffers amnesia, Lamb proclaims him cured of his delusion that he is the true administrator.