Marian, a middle aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint. Sometimes she even takes on the role of a redeemer, by helping the gravely ill to the soothing order of ultimate silence. When she gets linked to a neighbor in an act of common voyeurism, she becomes fascinated by him. Faced with the fragility of these newfound emotions, Marian surrenders to her human needs. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Urszula Antoniak graduated from Polish and Dutch film academies. After researching and writing documentary series, she has started to write and direct features. Urszula’s cinema debut Nothing Personal, starring Lotte Verbeek and Stephen Rea was awarded in several festivals. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Words that would do a disservice to Bien de Moor's jaw-droppingly visceral performance: trifle, surficial, glib. A Rom-Com this is not. Stark, yet far from sterile, the film mines the psyche of an ascetic seeking relief from her insular existence at the terminus of other people's lives. It is hard to watch and does not end well. Jasper Wolf's photography is deserving of the Golden Calf garnered at the 2011 NFF and recalls the coldly observational production values of Lodge Kerrigan's Claire Dolan. Not surprising that Von Trier's Zentropa had a hand in the production...
After watching the film, I found very helpful this Interview with Urszula Antoniak and Bien de Moor http://vimeo.com/23758016
As I’ve mentioned before, movie posters are not much in evidence around the theaters of Cannes. One striking exception though was this
"Code Blue is the film to which I have had the strongest negative reaction of any film I've seen at the festival so far," blogs Barbara Scharres