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THE DEATH OF MR. LĂZĂRESCU

Moartea domnului Lăzărescu

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Directed by Cristi Puiu
Romania, 2005
Drama
      Romanian
      English

Synopsis

After suffering terrible headaches and stomach cramps, Mr. Lăzărescu, a lonely 63 year-old man, calls for an ambulance, beginning one man’s hellish journey through Bucharest hospitals in search of proper medical care. As the night unfolds, his health starts to deteriorate fast.

Our take

Two years before his compatriot Cristian Mungiu won the Palme d’Or, Cristi Puiu won a prize at Cannes for this ingenious 21st-century classic, a key film from the Romanian New Wave. A pitch-black and Kafkaesque contemporary comedy, it reveals the myriad nuances involved in the quest for human care.

Synopsis

After suffering terrible headaches and stomach cramps, Mr. Lăzărescu, a lonely 63 year-old man, calls for an ambulance, beginning one man’s hellish journey through Bucharest hospitals in search of proper medical care. As the night unfolds, his health starts to deteriorate fast.

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The Death of Mr. LăzărescuDirected byCristi Puiu
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2005 | Winner: Un Certain Regard
Independent Spirit Awards
2006 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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