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Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007)

Ópium: Egy elmebeteg nö naplója (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 29 March 2007 (Hungary)
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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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János Szász

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Géza Csáth (diaries), András Szekér | 1 more credit »
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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
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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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Drama | Romance

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Hungarian | English

Release Date:

29 March 2007 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Opium: Diary of a Madwoman See more »

Filming Locations:

Komarom, Hungary

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$59,534
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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.
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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!


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