Ward No. 6

Ward No. 6

Downloadable Video - 2010
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A bold contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov's legendary short story, Ward No. 6 chronicles one man's descent into madness. Dr. Ragin is the head doctor at a provincial insane asylum, where he interacts daily with the abandoned, the unloved and the forgotten. Lonely and isolated in his personal life, he finds solace in the long philosophical dialogues with his brilliant patient Gromov, which lead him to question the nature of his own existence. Updating the 1892 tale to the present day, the film is shot in a real mental institution on the outskirts of Moscow, and features interviews with actual patients. A powerful film, Ward No. 6 illuminates the writer's immortal genius for a new generation.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 83 min.)) : sd., col.
Additional Contributors: Ilin, Vladimir
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multcolib_rockwood Oct 31, 2012

Главный врач провинциальной психиатрической больницы Рагин обнаруживает в одном из своих пациентов (Громове) человека с оригинальным мышлением, более того – собственной философией. В беседах с душевнобольным доктор видит безумие мира и скоро сам теряет рассудок… Но кто вправе решать, где та грань, за которой начинается безумие?

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