Opium: Diary of a Madwoman

Opium: Diary of a Madwoman

Director: Janos Szasz

Cast: Janos Szasz, Ulrich Thomsen, Kirsti Stubo, Zsolt László

     
 
Director Janos Szasz and co-screenwriter Andras Szeker draw inspiration from the unfinished diaries of pioneering Hungarian neurologist Dr. Jozsef Brenner (better known by his pen name Geza Csath) for this grim tale of a drug-addicted doctor and a deeply disturbed mental patient. Dr. Jozsef Brenner (Ulrich Thomsen) is a morphine-addicted medico with a bad case of

Overview

Director Janos Szasz and co-screenwriter Andras Szeker draw inspiration from the unfinished diaries of pioneering Hungarian neurologist Dr. Jozsef Brenner (better known by his pen name Geza Csath) for this grim tale of a drug-addicted doctor and a deeply disturbed mental patient. Dr. Jozsef Brenner (Ulrich Thomsen) is a morphine-addicted medico with a bad case of writer's block. Convinced that he could summon creativity if he could only acquire some morphine, Dr. Brenner travels to a remote asylum for mentally afflicted women claiming that he needs the drugs for a psychoanalytic study. Dr. Brenner's cunning plan hits an unexpected hitch, however, when clinic director Moravcsik (Zsolt Laszlo) voices noticeable disapproval of the hedonistic new arrival's decidedly non-traditional methods. When Dr. Brenner makes the acquaintance of a deeply disturbed patient (Kristi Stubo) who believes her soul has been claimed by the devil, his bizarre attempt to ease the woman's pain while selfishly advancing his own cause proves profoundly unethical yet strangely effective.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2008
UPC:
0741952316794
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Koch Lorber Films
Time:
1:49:00

Special Features

Making of featurette; Interviews with cast and crew; B-Roll footage

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ulrich Thomsen Dr. Josef Brenner
Kirsti Stubo Gizella
Zsolt László Actor
Eniko Borcsok Actor
Gyonyver Bognar Actor
Roland Raba Actor

Technical Credits
Janos Szasz Director,Screenwriter
János Breckl Costumes/Costume Designer
Tracy Brimm Co-producer
Heiko Burkardsmaier Executive Producer
Csaba Csetenyi Co-producer
Andras Hamori Producer
Bernd Hellthaler Executive Producer
Johan Johannsson Score Composer
Anna Kornis Editor
Lacia Kornylo Executive Producer
Tibor Krsko Co-producer
Manuel Laval Sound/Sound Designer
Tibor Lazar Production Designer
Tibor Mathe Cinematographer
Kate Myers Co-producer
Michael Reuter Co-producer
Pal Sandor Producer
Matthias Schwab Sound/Sound Designer
Istvan Sipos Sound/Sound Designer
Andras Szeker Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Opium: Diary of a Madwoman
1. Invisible Arms [6:35]
2. Penetration [8:46]
3. The Evil One [6:32]
4. Gizella [10:47]
5. No Brain [11:39]
6. Forced Feeding [8:49]
7. Examination [10:51]
8. Detention [10:36]
9. Another Dose [7:52]
10. Husband and Wife [9:06]
11. 24 Hours Notice [13:32]
12. End Credits [4:43]

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