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Dying at Grace (2003)

Director Allan King documents the final months of five terminally ill cancer patients at the Toronto Grace Health Centre.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Phyllis Bobbitt Phyllis Bobbitt ... Herself
Joyce Bone Joyce Bone ... Herself
Norman Collins Norman Collins ... Herself
Lloyd Greenway Lloyd Greenway ... Himself
Colette Hegarty Colette Hegarty ... Herself
Gordon Henwood Gordon Henwood ... Himself
Sue Kaul Sue Kaul ... Herself
Arthur Morris Arthur Morris ... Himself
Marion Morris Marion Morris ... Herself
Carmela Nardone Carmela Nardone ... Herself
Rick Pollard Rick Pollard ... Himself
Eda Simac Eda Simac ... Herself
Donna Spaner Donna Spaner ... Herself
Mary Susan Spooner Mary Susan Spooner ... Herself
Jodi Zaltz-Dubin Jodi Zaltz-Dubin ... Herself
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Director Allan King documents the final months of five terminally ill cancer patients at the Toronto Grace Health Centre.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Umierajac w Grace See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Allan King Associates See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Superb!
5 April 2004 | by elaborate_burnSee all my reviews

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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