Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked. He begins to use his discoveries to save his research and further his own causes, thereby becoming… a Mad Scientist, almost unstoppable…
What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide clues as to how to prevent them in the future?
Sigmund Freud - Austrian psychiatrist and founder of the psychoanalytic school in psychology, directions, spreading the theory that much of human behavior is controlled by unconscious motives, have hidden sexual connotations. He became interested in hypnosis and its application to assist the mentally ill. Later he abandoned hypnosis, preferring him to free association and analysis of dreams. These methods became the basis of psychoanalysis. Freud was also interested in what he called "hysteria, and now known as the conversion syndrome. Theories of Freud and used them to treatments caused controversy in Vienna in the XIX century and still remain the subject of heated debate. Freud's ideas are often discussed and analyzed in literary and philosophical works, in addition to the ongoing debate in the scientific and medical literature. He is often called the «father of psychoanalysis»
A Documentary, with dramatised elements, looking at the psychological profile of Adolf Hitler compiled by a team of Harvard psychologists in 1943. Interviewing former colleagues and the former family doctor who had fled to the USA and using Freudian techniques and theories of the day they came up with a profile and predicted how he would react to certain situations, concluding that he would not surrender and would be most likely to commit suicide when faced with defeat. This led to future profiling of many world leaders and dictators.
The time is The Future; the place is Rain City, formerly Seattle. The city is a police state, while the citizens have adopted the manner and dress of 1940s gangsters. Recently released from prison, ex-cop Kris Kristofferson tries to touch base with his ex-girlfriend Genevieve Bujold, who runs a 1950s-style cafe. Hoping to make up for past sins, thereby redeeming himself in Bujold's eyes, Kristofferson endeavors to save innocent, newly arrived couple Keith Carradine and Lori Singer from the evil designs of crooked Joe Morton. Trouble in Mind strives mightily for a film noir ambience, right down to the presence of a sinister, Greenstreetesque "fat man," played in male drag (for a change) by Divine. The title tune for Trouble in Mind is sung over the credits by Marianne Faithful.