It's the story of a desperate man living in desperate society. The purity of the horror is fascinating. -Mike McGrady, Newsday
Tap a vein and get ready for the seedy underbelly of Story of a Junkie, a film grittier than Trainspotting and more intense than the writings of William S. Burroughs. A worldwide film festival favorite, Story of a Junkie follows John Spacely, a young man looking for his fortune in the Big Apple, but instead is seduced by the dangerous pleasures of heroin.
Incorporating a cinéma-vérité aesthetic, with the use of real life heroin addicts, director Lech Kowalski takes viewers on a dark and depraved journey, as we see John sell his sould and stop at nothing to feed his obsession. A disturbing and intense dose of reality, tailor-made for these desperate times. Story of a Junkie will haunt you forever.