The future looks bleak for Vladimir Ilyin and Alexey Vertkov in Ward No. 6.
Adapted from the great Anton Chekhov’s 1892 short story of the same name and updating it to the present day, the movie tells the story of Dr. Ragin (Vladimir Ilyin), who heads up a provincial insane asylum, where he regularly interacts with the abandoned, the unloved and the forgotten. Lonely and isolated in his personal life, he finds solace in the long philosophical dialogues with his brilliant patient Gromov (Alexey Vertkov), which lead him to dangerously question the nature of his own existence.
Presented in Russian with English subtitles, Ward No. 6 had a brief theatrical release in the U.S. following an international film festival rollout in 2009.
No special features have been officially announced for the DVD,