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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. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
János Szász 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Géza Csáth  diaries
András Szekér 
János Szász  screenplay

Produced by
Tracy Brimm .... co-producer
Heiko Burkardsmaier .... executive producer
Andras Hamori .... producer
Bernd Helthaler .... executive producer
Lacia Kornylo .... executive producer
Kate Myers .... co-producer
Michael Reuter .... co-producer
Pál Sándor .... producer
Erika Tarr .... line producer
Original Music by
Jóhann Jóhannsson 
Cinematography by
Tibor Máthé 
Film Editing by
Anna Kornis 
Production Design by
Tibor Lázár 
Set Decoration by
Judit Sajber 
Costume Design by
János Breckl 
Makeup Department
Hildegard Haide .... key makeup artist
Erzsébet Rácz .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Zsolt Valkony .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zsolt Dankó .... first assistant director
Siska Ildikó .... third assistant director
István Molnár .... second assistant director
Áron Mátyássy .... assistant director
Szabolcs Tariska .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Márk Hörömpöli .... boom operator
Manuel Laval .... supervising sound designer
Sabrina Naumann .... sound editor
Peter Roigk .... foley artist (as Peter Roik)
Matthias Schwab .... sound re-recording mixer
Marcus Sujata .... foley mixer
Visual Effects by
Linus Burghardt .... digital compositor
Csaba Juhász .... title design and production
Camera and Electrical Department
Edit Blaumann .... assistant camera
Zoltán Bók .... electrician
Miklós Hajdu .... gaffer
Viktor Racsek .... electrician
Casting Department
Márta Liener .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Benedek Kabán .... digital intermediate colorist
Erika Köcsky .... post-production coordinator
Other crew
Szabolcs Barta .... film grading
Mark Horowitz .... international sales
Ágota Horváth .... cashier
István Molnár .... location scout
János Papp .... health and safety advisor
Sephira Salazar .... executive assistant: Andras Hamori
Géza Varga .... caterer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ópium: Egy elmebeteg nö naplója" - Hungary (original title)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Professor Winter:[Preparing to administer a frontal lobotomy to a female patient; other medical staff of the asylum gather around him, observing this "revolutionary" treatment] The deranged mind is just like the mechanism of a broken clock. We must get rid of the faulty parts if we want it to work again. With this tiny operation, medical science can restore health to our hopelessly suffering patients. To put it frankly, we bring them oblivion, which frees them from their demons.
Professor Winter:[Proceeds to strike the lobotomizing tool with a small hammer] The next step is that we sever the nerve and isolate the frontal lobe. In this way we terminate its connection to other parts of the brain, finally and irrevocably.
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20 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, but too melancholic!, 4 March 2008
Author: mario_c from Porto, Portugal

It's a Hungarian movie about the relationship of a psychiatrist and his patient, which has an uncontrollable impulse to write (some kind of diary). The relationship starts getting deeper and deeper to the point of the madwoman think they're "husband and wife"…

The plot is set in the beginning of the 20th century and it's always passed inside an institution (for mad people). The movie has artsy cinematography (in the "traditional" European way) but it's too slow paced and boring at parts. However, the plot, the acting and the production are not bad, but even so I can't score it more than 5/10 because of its melancholy!

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