Mental health issues are a recurring theme in the movies, especially the disorder commonly known as “multiple personality disorder,” which has been a great source of inspiration for filmmakers. In reality, the correct name for this disease is “dissociative identity disorder” ( TDI ), and it is characterized by the alternation of different personalities, each with personal attributes and unique history, and which appear as a mechanism defense after suffering trauma.
BuzzDestination has compiled a list of 10 emblematic films that depict characters suffering from dissociative identity disorders. If you haven’t seen them yet, it’s time to add them to your list!
10. Black Swan
What happens when you want something so much that you disconnect from yourself? This is the case of Nina (Natalie Portman), a talented ballet dancer who has the ambition to get the main role in the representation of Swan Lake, an opportunity that would change her life.
The pressure exerted by her mother, the director of the play and a disgusting rivalry with another dancer will cause Nina to get lost in her own head and to confuse the real and the imaginary. A film worth watching.