A revealing day in the ER ward of Hadassah Medical Center, located in the ethnically charged buffer zone of Mount Scopus, as seen through the eyes of two female doctors, one a Jewish immigrant from Chile, and the other a Palestinian Israeli from the north of Israel.
Lodewijk Crijn’s feature début is a parody of fashion fads in Western culture. The different themes – euthanasia, spirituality, self-mutilation – come together in an apocalypse in the year 2000. With Hans Teeuwen and Kim van Kooten playing the lead.
Selfish civil servant Jesús Martinez suffers a heart attack as the nation’s economy plunges. Abandoned by his wife and stuck with hospital bills he can’t afford, he assumes the identity of a terminally ill patient with the same name, intending to live off the insurance coverage.
Rose (Juliette Binoche) is an emotional makeup artist who is hoping to get out of a bad relationship with her boyfriend, Sergio (Sergi Lopez), by leaving him in Paris and heading off to Mexico for a holiday. After losing her cell phone, Rose borrows one from Felix (Jean Reno).