Set in 1943, this is based on Lem’s first novel, it chronicles the experiences of a young doctor starting out in a mental hospital.
But who is more crazy here the patients or the doctors?
In the early years of World War II at a mental hospital in Poland, the staff is nearly as batty as the patients. Alongside the chronic mentally ill are a number of voluntary admissions, including a writer who is experiencing difficulties from both his state-of-mind and his drug addiction.
A genially loopy place, things there become grim indeed when the Germans descend, sending all the clients (voluntary or not) and any non-Aryan doctors off to the concentration camps.