On 30 October 2015 fire broke out in a Bucharest nightclub during a concert, claiming 64 lives. But more than half the victims didn’t die till they reached hospital. How can that be?
In the first moments of shock following the fire at the Colectiv nightclub, the government assures the victims’ families and the public that Bucharest’s hospitals will be able to treat the victims and refuses foreign aid. Another shock soon follows: investigative reporters discover that many of the patients died from bacterial infections. The film tracks the uncovering of complex corrupt and clientelist networks permeating the entire Romanian healthcare system. All are involved – doctors and suppliers, hospital heads, politicians, and shady backstage players. The film tracks bold journalists and the young health minister as they battle a hydra that sucks money from tax payers and kills patients. Alexander Nanau’s suspenseful film was introduced at the Venice Film Festival, IDFA, Sundance, and other international festivals, and has won many awards.
About the film
Director: Alexander Nanau
2019 | 109 min.
Language: English, Romanian
2019 - Collective
2014 - Toto and His Sisters
2009 - The World According to Ion B.
2006 - Peter Zadek inszeniert Peer Gynt
|11. 09. 20:00||Kasárna Karlín||
|18. 09. 17:30||Evald||
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