In North Africa Dr. Walter (W) is a very skilled surgeon but lives at a distance from the hospital. In the evening a husband (H) and his sick wife come to his private home from far away. He... See full summary »
In North Africa Dr. Walter (W) is a very skilled surgeon but lives at a distance from the hospital. In the evening a husband (H) and his sick wife come to his private home from far away. He tells them to go to the hospital. The wife dies during the operation. The other doctors think that W might have saved her. Shortly afterward a man asks W to come to a village to treat a very sick man. W goes thither in his car. The local habitants do not allow him to apply Western medical techniques, all tyres of his car are stolen, and he sees H in this village. W tells him that his wife would not have died if he had timely taken her to a doctor. W buys a lot of coca-cola and starts walking home on his feet. He refuses H's offer to show him a shortcut. But thrice he finds H sitting at the road much ahead of him. Then he accepts H's guidance = misguidance! When they have been without water for many days and W wishes he was dead, he wounds H with a knife. H is sure to die within 24 hours without ... Written by
Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden
Thank you for helping me remember the name of this film! I recalled the plot and the images, but the title has been eluding me -- and small wonder after some 45 years!
First, a factual comment: I distinctly recall references to Damascus during the desert scenes, so I wonder whether the reference that it is set in "North Africa" might not be in error? It may have been filmed there, but if my recollection is accurate, the screenplay sets it in Damascus, Syria.
Second, what brought this great film to mind, was "Three Burials of Melchiades Estrada", a great film, which I saw just the other day, and which kept bringing up images from the "Eye for an Eye".
Thanks, again, I am delighted to find this Website! Andara
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