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Malcolm is a Little Unwell

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Synopsis

'Unwell' chronicles the descent into madness of award-winning BBC foreign correspondent Malcolm Brabant after he receives a routine yellow fever vaccine required for an assignment in Africa.
After enduring a near fatal fever, he begins hallucinating and starts to believe he is the new Messiah. During this Jesus complex, he believes he is being directed by the ghosts of dead friends who, like him, covered the siege of Sarajevo. The psychosis disappears after six weeks, but Brabant suffers several relapses. The most significant one is captured on camera by Brabant himself as he is convinced the Second Coming has to be on television.
This unique footage is supplemented by video diaries recorded by Brabant's Danish wife Trine Villemann, in order to document his transformation. Brabant's condition deteriorates and he spends months locked up in secure wards.
The film is a paean to love and family bonds and contains an unexpected Hollywood ending.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Format
Digital
Director
Malcolm Brabant, Trine Villeman 1st Feature
Producer
Trine Villemann
Editor
Malcolm Brabant
Screenwriter
Malcolm Brabant
Director of Photography
Malcolm Brabant
Sound
Peter Emmerson
Music
Red Fog, Lukas Brabant
Principal Cast
Malcolm Brabant, Trine Villemann, Lukas Brabant, Allan Little, David Willey, Thomas Middleboe, Diana Christensen, Lauri Ann Robertson.

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Last updated 12th June 2018

Production Company

Brabant Productions
Malcolm Brabant
malcolm.brabant@gmail.com