Watching PLACEBO will remind many viewers of their own student days–acquiring knowledge, grasping for connection, disillusionment, seeking a role in life. There are philosophical discussions and profound discoveries reached in late-night sleep-deprived delirium, intercut with moments of intimate confession that slowly reveal a haunting window into these gifted young minds. Deeply affecting and brutally honest, PLACEBO dramatically confronts difficult issues such as hazing, discrimination, and depression that too often plagues the pursuit of prestige.
PRODUCER/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/EDITOR: Archana Phadke (In Attendance)
LENGTH: 96 min
LANGUAGE: English | Hindi
2015 EIDF (Korea Educational Broadcasting System) Special Jury Award