Argentina In Therapy

Buenos Aires is the psychoanalytic capital of the world with twice the number of therapists per head than New York. Through years of state terror and economic disaster millions of Argentines have sought refuge on the analyst’s couch. Such a demand for expensive and time-consuming exercise suggests a neurosis on a national scale. Like the analyst, this film puts Argentina on the couch in order to discover the root causes of this unique obsession. Here psychoanalysts have not only tried to resolve the inner conflicts of their patients but also fought violent repression from cruel dictatorships that still haunt Argentina today.

Adam Barnett & Simon Deeley

Samuel Santana