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Cast

 
Phyllis Bobbitt ... Herself
Joyce Bone ... Herself
Norman Collins ... Herself
Lloyd Greenway ... Himself
Colette Hegarty ... Herself
Gordon Henwood ... Himself
Sue Kaul ... Herself
Arthur Morris ... Himself
Marion Morris ... Herself
Carmela Nardone ... Herself
Rick Pollard ... Himself
Eda Simac ... Herself
Donna Spaner ... Herself
Mary Susan Spooner ... Herself
Jodi Zaltz-Dubin ... Herself

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Allan King 
 
Produced by
Kathy Avrich-Johnson .... executive producer
Allan King .... producer
Sarah Zammit .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Thompson 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Walker 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Hector 
 
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Michael Bonini .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Bonini .... sound
Jason Milligan .... sound
 
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Christophe Bonnière .... director of photography: second unit
 

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Superb!, 5 April 2004
Author: elaborate_burn

One of the heaviest films I've ever seen. Also one of the best documentaries. I saw this at the Phoenix Film Festival where it rightfully won Best Foreign Film and thought it was the most moving film I saw there. Completely shows a side of death that cinema usually ignores: banal reality. Five ordinary people die of cancer over the course of 14 weeks in an ordinary hospital. No characters. No interviews. No narration. No redemption. No plot-twists. Slow paced. That's what happens to people who get cancer. This film completely takes the physical and emotional reality and turns it into a cinematic emotional abyss. Really makes you wonder how you will die or if this is an oracle into your future. Absolutely amazing footage. This is no mere snuff film, mind you. This is a film that takes reality and shoves it into your face. All these poor people have is their dignity and even that is taken away. A tragedy even more in that it is reality. Such is life.

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