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Terrific insight and funny,
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This review is from: A Young Doctor's Notebook [DVD] (DVD)
My wife and I had both read the original books. My wife in the original Russian and I in the English translation. We bought a duplicate of this film and gave it to a friend whose son is now studying in Moscow. She also enjoyed it tremendously.
The film is disturbing and funny in equal measures, however, it is a very good insight into the sad levels of medical care that was available in rural Russian. Daniel Radcliffe was excellent and in no way did he remind me of Harry Potter. This is very good viewing for a totally different evenings entertainment. Sadly there is also drug use and abuse in it, but that was true too, in Bulgakov's life.