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Title I, Psychopath / Director: Walker, Ian
Published Australia : ABC, 2008
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Summary *Coarse Language*Psychopaths...they'll charm you, manipulate you, then ruin your life. But, not all of them with a gun or a knife. In this extra ordinary documentary, suspected psychopath Sam Vaknin goes in search of a diagnosis...was he born without a conscience? "Making a movie with a psychopath," declares I, Psychopath's director Ian Walker, "is a little like poking a snake with a stick." Unwittingly, the filmmaker becomes a textbook victim. Joined by Vaknin's long-suffering but ever-loyal wife Lidija, the threesome embark on a diagnostic road trip to the world's top experts in psychopathy in which Vaknin (and his wife) undergo a battery of rigorous psychological tests and neuroscientific experiments.He is the world's first civilian to willingly seek a diagnosis for psychopathy. The former corporate criminal turns out to be a way-better psychopath than any of them imagined.By the end, Walker almost calls it quits on his own film rather than spend another day with its main subject.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Fibro Majestic Films and Screen Australia in association with ZDF/Arte Germany, NSW Film and Television Office, ABC TV and CBC Newsworld; Writer/director: Ian Walker; Producer: Sally Regan
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-03-25 at 21:25:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Adolescent psychopathology -- Diagnosis.
Antisocial personality disorders -- Testing.
Authors -- Mental health.
Authors, Israeli.
Form Streaming video
Author Rangelovska, Lidija, contributor
Vaknin, Samuel, contributor
Walker, Ian, director