Budapest Hungarian Film Week
Documentary Category Main Prize
One day I decided: life instead of drugs
(Egy nap döntöttem: drog helyett élet)
(1994, documentary, video, colour, 44 min.)
Director of photography:
Erzsi has been "clean" - drugfree- for six months. She gives one more chance to her former live-in boyfriend, Pisti: she helps him endure "cold turkey", the nightmare that lasts for two weeks. The film follows their forthnight-long battle while we understand the devastating effects of heroin and the anatomy of the withdrawal from drugs.