Ward No.6 DVD
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Directed by Alexander Gornovsky, Karen Shakhnazarov
Produced in 2009
Main Language - Russian with English subtitles
A bold new take on Chekhov's haunting short story, Ward No. 6 updates the story's original 19th century setting to the present day, and intercuts conversations with actual Moscow mental patients with Chekhov's story to striking effect.
On the outskirts of Moscow, Dr. Ragin presides over a mental hospital where thoughtful discussion is in very short supply. His only intellectual stimulation comes from his rich philosophical debates with Gromov, a highly intelligent yet deeply disturbed patient at the asylum. In time, however, Gromov's madness begins to rub off on Dr. Ragin.
Publisher: Artificial Eye
Length: 83 mins
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 11th July 2011
Cat No: ART543DVD