September 05, 2006

New Australian Film "Nausea" Portrays Person with Schizophrenia

There is a new student-produced film called "Nausea" that focuses on the fictional life of a person who has schizophrenia. If anyone has seen the movie - please let us know (via the comment area below) what you thought of it.

The news release states:

He may be a final year medical student at the University of Queensland but Ian Chinsee can also add acting to his resume. Chinsee will hit the cinema screen on Friday night when his second movie, Nausea, premieres.

The Brisbane-filmed psychological thriller reveals the tale of a man who starts to suffer from schizophrenia when he is dumped by his girlfriend.

Trying to cure his illness, Mark, played by Michael Fordyce, starts serial dating but can't stop finding traits of his ex in all the women he dates.

When the problem gets too much, Mark tries to fix the situation in his own way.

Chinsee, who worked on the script with writer and director Peter Chiu and plays Andrew, said the film had been shot across in Brisbane in just three weeks.

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Sounds to me like another person that doesn't have a clue about schizophrenia..

its right up there with someone saying a person is acting like they have another personality so they might be schizophrenia.

Posted by: Clint at September 5, 2006 09:38 PM

These people need to know how much harm they are doing. Would they get away with misrepresenting any other illness in the same way?

Posted by: John Sutton at September 6, 2006 02:56 AM

It's a psychological thriller and does not attempt to portray the real life a mental patient or person suffering from schizofrenia.

Think "Jacob's Ladder", think "The Machinist". It's an exciting film, not a case study.


So chill out.

Posted by: Joe at September 10, 2006 04:29 AM

I don't see whats wrong with a bit of romance! How do romantic mis-representations do damage, really?

I just took part in a study and my working memory has dropped 30 IQ points - of course there was no mention that premorbid functioning was being looked into - of course it was just another study to say that people with schizophrenia have low IQs.

Research is also reported to say that people with schizophrenia are less creative. But surely this can only be in solving problems!

I don't know whether it is the case that very few studies look into whether premorbid functioning is lower, or whether these scientists somehow manage to measure global creativity.

But I certainly feel that some myths could be more damaging than others.

As an anecdote: my illness began after being dumped. Depression can be a trigger, can it not?


Posted by: lem at September 15, 2006 03:03 PM

COOL MOVIE ! it was a emotional trip, very different kind of movie , it made me sad and brought back many "sad" memories about my ex.
I think Mark is a schizophrenia and afterall this is a movie . and this is as close as what schizophrenia can get , ( for a movie)

Posted by: ricky at September 19, 2006 01:08 AM

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