Chappaqua 1966
Chappaqua was produced, written, and directed by Conrad Rooks. The son of the president of Avon, Rooks had a lot of money and a lot of addictions. His addictions progressed through all the basic drug groups, with cocaine and heroin taking him to a place that LSD and peyote and marijuana could never get him away from. All this was back in the '60s, and Rooks seemed destined to become just another dead spoiled rich junkie. Until he signed up for an unusual "sleeping cure" being offered by a doctor at a clinic in Zurich.
The bizarre hallucinations of a heroin addict in withdrawal provide the basis for this unstructured, autobiographical film by director Conrad Rooks. It begins as he arrives in Paris for a cure. As the strange visions begin, the story jumps haphazardly between reality and his dream-world memories.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:18:30 | 7.60 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: Nederlands, Francais
Genre: Drama

Director: Conrad Rooks
Cast: Jean-Louis Barrault, Conrad Rooks, William S. Burroughs
Country: USA, France

-- Abschied vom rettenden gift (45 min) featurette
-- Interview with conrad rooks (2006, 35 min)
-- Original trailer
-- Slideshow

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