| 42 min

The story of a young woman's schizophrenic breakdown, and of her recovery in a modern mental hospital. Inherent in the film is an appeal for greater public understanding of mental illness and for the removal of the stigma that still surrounds it. The film presents the case of a seemingly well-adjusted young woman, showing the disintegration of her personality and the psychiatric treatment that follows.

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Breakdown, Robert Anderson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Robert Anderson
  • producer
    Robert Anderson
  • script
    Robert Anderson
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly
  • photography
    Osmond H. Borradaile
  • sound
    Clarke Daprato
  • editing
    Victor Jobin
  • sound editing
    Kenneth Heeley-Ray
  • narrator
    James Sage
    Robert Anderson
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn