2023-05-10 10:21

Library and Information Centre - Reading Room: May 17, Wednesday, 6:00 pm


2021 / drama / 123 min / HD
colour Hungarian feature film
Subtitle: English

Director: Gábor Herendi
Writer: Márton Bárány, Dorka Gergely
Cinematographer: Péter Szatmári
Editor: István Király
Music: Róbert Hrutka
Cast: Áron Molnár, Barna Bányai Kelemen, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Eliza Sodró

Toxikoma is based on the memoirs of Győző Szabó in which the two lead characters, a drug addict alpha male and Dr Imre Csernus, a psychiatrist playing God, flex their muscles, challenge each other and finally become friends. Győző eventually ends up in a wild, seemingly eternal heroin spiral, with everything falling apart around him: family, work, future - but finally he decides on the tapering-off cure. It is during this cure that he meets the psychiatrist Dr Csernus.