DEATH OF MISTER LAZARESCU, THE (2005) [feature]

Romania (MIFF 2008 , Romanian Wave)
Director: Cristi Puiu

Winner of more than 20 awards, including the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Critically acclaimed, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu takes us through the final hours of a dying man's life as he is shipped from one hospital to the next, forgotten, ignored or unnoticed by the very people that could save him.

Redolent with black humour, the film takes a scalpel to the Romanian health care system - but Mr. Lazarescu's story of a life swallowed by a lumbering and indifferent hospital bureaucracy is one that could be transplanted to almost any country in the world.

"He has crossed the invisible line that awaits all of us: the line between being unwell and being a dead man walking." - Guardian
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D Cristi Puiu P Alexandru Munteanu S Cristi Puiu, Razvan Radulescu WS Coproduction Office L Romanian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2005/153mins

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