Opium: Diary of a Madwoman Poster

Release Date: 2007

DVD Release Date: November 11th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
At a dark and foreboding mental asylum for women in pre-World War I Hungary, opium-addicted psychiatrist Dr. Jozsef Brenner (Ulrich Thomsen) volunteers strictly to obtain easy access to morphine. Once inside the nightmarish asylum, where the female patients are routinely abused by the nuns who perform nursing duties and primitive lobotomies occur regularly, Brenner finds himself increasingly obsessed by a particular patient, compulsive writer Gizella Klein (Kirsti Stubo).

Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Kirsti Stubo, Zsolt László, Enikö Börcsök, Roland Rába, Gyöngyvér Bognár, Konstantinné Andresin, Ildikó Balaton

Director: Janos Szasz

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Brooding, Doctor, Forbidden love