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Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007)
"Ópium: Egy elmebeteg nö naplója" (original title)

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A drug-addicted doctor (Thomsen) who works in an asylum discovers that one of his patients (Stubo) is a gifted writer.

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Dr. Brenner
Kirsti Stubø ...
Gizella
Zsolt László ...
Professor Winter
Enikö Börcsök ...
Sister Hortenzia
Gyöngyvér Bognár ...
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Roland Rába
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Bori Blaskó
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Krisztina Bádi ...
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Lilla Csonka ...
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A drug-addicted doctor (Thomsen) who works in an asylum discovers that one of his patients (Stubo) is a gifted writer.

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Dr. Brenner: [On the train, after having had sex with a young woman, whose name he doesn't even know] As many times before, I was shocked by how swiftly a girl could be ruined, and turned into a woman, at least in spirit.
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Insanity and addiction
21 January 2011 | by (Berkeley, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Geza Csath was a psychiatric doctor and author in Hungary in the early 20th century, who fell prey to addiction, was institutionalized, and ultimately killed his wife and committed suicide at the age of 32, in 1919. Opium, although not a biopic, is based on some of his autobiographical writings. (There is a succinct entry about him at Wikipedia.)

This movie is beautifully made, with brilliant acting and lots of atmosphere, but it is not an "entertainment." The two people in this movie feel a need to create and to connect, but these acts do not "redeem" them. This movie is about insanity, addiction, and human frailty, and should not be approached casually.

I watched the film in the original Magyar, with English subtitles, but there appears to be an English-dubbed version as well, in which the multilingual lead actor provides his own voice.


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