The Man who Disturbed the Universe

The Chania Mental Institution [Crete]. A group of mental patients is our host at the «Citizen’s Assembly», the place they meet and deal daily – where some ask for money and others ask for speech. Another group of former chronic patients, now out of the Mental Institution, goes through the painful process of social rehabilitation and dares to embark upon a trip to Denmark.Through the parallel parlance of the two groups the film attempts to listen to the utterance of madness, in its chaotic delirium. It tries to observe man’s dramatic clash with madness, in the deepest despair and total uncertainty regarding every aspect of the being it encompasses.

Stavros Psillakis

He was born in Chania in 1954. He stuided Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and Directing at E. Chatzikou School. He’s a scholar of the French state in Paris and he studied Anthropological Film Directing at the Ateliers Varan. He lives in Athens, and he directs and produces documentary films.

  • Original Title: Ο Άνθρωπος που Ενόχλησε το Σύμπαν
  • Director: Stavros Psillakis
  • Country: Greece
  • Year: 2000
  • Running Time: 52'