MORPHIA

director
Alexey Balabanov

MORPHIA

cast

Leonid Bichevin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Andrey Panin, Sergei Garmash


producer

Sergey Selyanov


production

Drama, 112 min, CTB Film Company, Russia, 2008


оriginal title

MORFIY language Russian


synopsis


Late in the fall of 1917, twenty-three year old Dr. Polyakov arrives at the hospital in the provincial town of N. One day, while fighting for the life of a patient, Dr. Polyakov's own life is put in danger. He is saved with an injection of the powerful narcotic morphia. But Polyakov doesn't believe that a sensible man, especially a doctor like himself, can fall victim to a crippling addiction.



festivals & awards


40 festivals, including Rotterdam, Haifa, London, Sitges, Thessaloniki. Montreal, Gijon, Vancouver, Melbourne, New York.