Toxikoma

  • Original title:
    Toxikoma
  • Genre:
    drama
  • Production year:
    2020
  • Format:
    HD
  • Runtime:
    124 min
  • Language:
    Hungarian
  • Director:
    Gábor Herendi
  • Cast:
    Áron Molnár, Barna Bányai Kelemen, Orsolya Török-Illyés
  • Producer:
    Gabriella Illés, Gábor Herendi, Mónika Nagy

Synopsis

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. The story outlines the most difficult years of a young man moving from the countryside to Budapest, for years falling further and further in the world of drugs. Upon his arrival in Budapest, Győző worked as a waiter, graphic artist, a toy maker and also ventured into the swirling world of actors. He 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. The film is about the fight between the egos of two dominant males who need to realise that they can only progress together.