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State of Reality (1984)

Darse cuenta (original title)
The film centers on a unsuccessful doctor and his patient, whom everyone believes has no hope of ever recovering from a recent accident, and the daily events of a public hospital in Argentina.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Brandoni ...
Carlos Ventura
Dora Baret ...
Delia
Luisina Brando ...
Susana
Lito Cruz ...
Marcelo
Oscar Ferrigno ...
El Profesor
María Vaner ...
Nora
China Zorrilla ...
Ágada
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Juan
Fernando Álvarez
Clotilde Borella ...
Madre Chica Embarazada
Mónica Villa ...
Gladys
Manuel Callau
Juan Carlos Corazza
Norberto Díaz
Gabriela Flores
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A young man is on the verge of death due to a traffic accident. Only a doctor keep hope in his recovery: family, friends, and the health institution itself have abandoned him. The relationships established between these two men and with the other characters are obscured by the rarefied atmosphere of those years. An essential factor to consider is the historical moment where the action takes place: the final years of the last civic-military dictatorship in Argentina. This fact is central to better understand the characters and their reactions. Written by dakonero

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30 August 1984 (Argentina)  »

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Hospital care
14 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Public (as opposed to private) hospitals in Argentina are supposed to treat patients free of charge; donations from the patient or the patient's family are encouraged but not required. Surprisingly, many hospitals manage to provide first rate care; physicians and nurses give their best on a daily basis in spite of their meager salaries and limited resources. I experimented this first hand in the Hospital de Niños (Children's Hospital) in Buenos Aires in 1972; the patient was my daughter.

One cannot but rejoice that the subject has been given coverage in this movie. Unfortunately the script by director Alejandro Doria and Jacob Langsner is overly dramatic, at times touching soap opera. Some actors (especially Luis Brandoni and China Zorrilla) are feed plenty of cliché lines, others (like Darío Grandinetti) fare better. The reaction of Juan's family to his problem is no doubt conceivable but atypical.

My initial reaction to this movie was somewhat negative. However, it brings to light a reality worth knowing and thus compensates its weaknesses.


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