Morfiy / Morphia / Morphine / Морфий / Морфiй (2008) DVD9
Adapted from Mikhail Bulgakov's collection of autobiographical stories, ‘Notes Of A Young Doctor’, Aleksei Balabanov's Morphia is an unvarnished portrait of rural Russia at the cusp of the Bolshevik Revolution. Based on a script by Sergey Bodrov.
In late autumn of 1917, a young doctor arrives in the Russian countryside in the middle of nowhere. Doctor Polyakov (Leonid Bichevin) comes here from the capital during a very turbulent period (the 1917 revolution). The very first night, he is submitted to the first real test of his professionalism but fails to save a man's life. To get over this first real-life experience and to protect his own health, the doctor prescribes himself a dose of morphine. More soon follow, as he performs his first amputation, trachometry etc. What was meant as first-aid relief for difficult situations soon becomes an addiction, and the pharmacy assistant, his lover and even a companion-in-crime (Ingeborga Dapkunaite) help him all along the way.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:47:16 | 6.89 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Actors: Leonid Bichevin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Andrey Panin, Sergey Garmash, Svetlana Pismichenko

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