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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

Writers:

Géza Csáth (diaries), András Szekér | 1 more credit »
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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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Professor Winter: [Reading aloud a passage from one of Dr. Brenner's short stories] "Assuming that you start smoking opium as a strong, mature man and pay meticulous attention to your health - best left to a good doctor - you can live ten years. And then, having reached the age of twenty million, you can lay your head down on the ice-cold pillow of perdition. Blaring accords of light roar unrestrained in the morning streets."
Professor Winter: [Now addressing Dr. Brenner directly] If I understand correctly, this story is the ...
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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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Release Date:

29 March 2007 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Komarom, Hungary

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