Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Death of Mister Lazarescu (2005)

The Death of Mister Lazarescu / Moartea domnului Lazarescu (2005)

Genre: Drama
Director: Cristi Puiu
Starring: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminiţa Gheorghiu

Summary:
Mr. Lazarescu is a lonely old man who calls for the ambulance because he is feeling sick. When it arrives, the paramedic takes him to the hospital but once there, he is sent to another hospital and then yet another.  All the while, Mr. Lazarescu's health keeps deteriorating more and more.

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The Death of Mister Lazarescu by Cristi Puiu won the Un Certain Regard award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.  Shot with a cinema-verite style, the film has a documentary feel to it.  Effectively putting the audience in the passenger seat alongside Mr. Lazarescu Dante Remus on his slow ride through hell.









4 comments:

dee jey said...

interesting movie

Come At Me Bro said...

This is sweet!

El Trombone said...

Spoiler Alert! He dies at the end.

/k/anadian!!EzAmH4LJIz said...

awesome review as usual, I always come here when I want a movie to watch. This one seems pretty depressing...

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