feature, HD, 124 minutes


PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2021. 9. 2.

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, a 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.


Gábor Herendi Director
Dorka Gergely, Márton Bárány Screenplay
Péter Szatmári Director of photography
István Király, Tomi Szabó Editor
Róbert Hrutka Music
Csaba Major Sound
Pater Sparrow Visual design
Judit Sinkovics Costumes
Gabriella Illés, Gábor Herendi, Mónika Nagy Producer
Áron Molnár, Barna Bányai Kelemen, Orsolya Török-Illyés Cast


Stara Zagora Golden Linden - 2022 Best Actor


Palic International Film Festival - 2021

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