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Chronic (2015)

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A home care nurse works with terminally ill patients.

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Michel Franco

Writer:

Michel Franco
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tim Roth ... David
David Dastmalchian ... Bernard
Elizabeth Tulloch ... Lidia (as Bitsie Tulloch)
Maribeth Monroe ... Sarah's Niece
Michael Cristofer ... John
Claire van der Boom ... Alice
Tate Ellington ... Greg
Sarah Sutherland ... Nadia Wilson
Robin Bartlett ... Martha
Joe Santos ... Issac Sr.
Laura Niemi ... Margaret
Kari Coleman ... Sarah's Sister
Rachel Pickup ... Sarah
Cleo Fraser ... Sarah's Little Niece #1
Brenda Wehle ... Mildred
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Storyline

David is an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, David develops strong, even intimate, relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work, David is ineffectual, awkward, and reserved-effects of his chronic depression-and he needs each patient as much as they need him. Having long carried a burden of guilt and remorse, David must face his past in order to heal. Written by AnonymousB

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Chronic See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,403, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$9,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$374,704
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The camera is mostly static, as in most of Michel Franco's films. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: Can you say hi to David?
John: Go fuck yourself, Margaret.
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A winning, if draining and uncomfortable film.
20 February 2016 | by cinesocialukSee all my reviews

Writer-director Michel Franco's 'End Of Life porno' doesn't shy away from showing us the human body in all its sweating, vomiting, defecating ugliness during the final gasps of people who have been ravaged by illness.

Tim Roth is quite excellent as the quietly spoken, polite, diligent nurse who abuses with loving, suffocating care

Right from the get go David showers a dying patient with an uncomfortable thoroughness that borders on the obscene.

Not wanting to let his viewers off easily, the camera lingers on this awkward moment, instantly pricking our eyes up about this strange and devoted man's behaviour and motivations.


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