6.6/10
1,060
4 user 9 critic

Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007)

Ópium: Egy elmebeteg nö naplója (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 29 March 2007 (Hungary)
Clip
1:47 | Clip
A drug-addicted doctor (Thomsen) who works in an asylum discovers that one of his patients (Stubo) is a gifted writer.

Director:

János Szász

Writers:

Géza Csáth (diaries), András Szekér | 1 more credit »
Reviews
7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Dr. Brenner
Kirsti Stubø Kirsti Stubø ... Gizella
Zsolt László Zsolt László ... Professor Winter
Enikö Börcsök Enikö Börcsök ... Sister Hortenzia
Gyöngyvér Bognár Gyöngyvér Bognár ... Gizella's Room Mate
Roland Rába Roland Rába
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Konstantinné Andresin Konstantinné Andresin ... Patient
Ildikó Balaton Ildikó Balaton ... Patient
Krisztina Bihari Krisztina Bihari ... Patient
Bori Blaskó Bori Blaskó
Krisztina Boros Krisztina Boros ... Patient
Krisztina Bádi Krisztina Bádi ... Patient
Lilla Csonka Lilla Csonka ... Patient
Alexandra Dévai Alexandra Dévai
Kitty Fejes Kitty Fejes
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Gizella: [Narrating; scene shows her being lowered into a "therapy" tank of water at the asylum] I'll have you know that I am an arm of your God. God herself. I was the first living being. My upper part is the fiery sun, in the rays of which live the Souls of the Dead. The Sun is God itself. The Sun shoots off millions and millions of electric beams. Initially, as I became conscious, I started to revolve around myself. While circulating, an immense heat developed and compressed itself to Earth. This is ...
[...]
See more »

User Reviews

 
Interesting, but too melancholic!
4 March 2008 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

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!


21 of 72 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Hungary | Germany | USA

Language:

Hungarian | English

Release Date:

29 March 2007 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Opium: Diary of a Madwoman See more »

Filming Locations:

Komarom, Hungary

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,534
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Holiday Movies on Prime Video for the Whole Family

Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit.

Get some picks



Recently Viewed