The pre-credit Kurt Vonnegut quote comparing risk-taking artists to the canaries prized by coal miners for their sensitivity to danger sets the stage for “My Detox,” a fictionalized telling of helmer Viktor Taus’ heroin addiction and recovery that has enough going for it outside the drug-taking activity to fit fests nicely as a slice of contempo Czech culture.
Reviewed at Karlovy Vary Film Festival (Czech Films 1999-2000), – Official selection, World Premiere
Producer:A GagStones/Milk & Honey Films/Czech Television/Space Films production. (International sales: Milk and Honey Films, Prague.) Produced by Tomas Krejci, Directed by Victor Taus. Screenplay, Boris Hybner, Photography: David Calek,, editor, Alois Fisarek, music, Oskar Rozsa, 92 MIN.