On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along his birthday party, his friends and family tell many cases of medical errors, and George is worried about. After the surgery, George finds that his surgery had complications because of a homonymous patient, and he had received a thoracoscopic sympathectomy instead. While interned, George discloses bizarre and dark secrets about the East Wing of the hospital while his wife and family have to take a decision about his fate.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When what you fear becomes real
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13 March 2007 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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"Iatrogenic illness" is a real term and it does happen, though the statistics quoted in the film and therefore the conclusions drawn from those numbers are questionable. See more
Near the beginning when George talks to himself in the mirror, the glass of liquid he is about to drink changes levels every time the camera angle changes. See more
You ready for a little lesson? To be set free? For a dose of reality? First: the lesson. Do you know who I am? I told you my name, bitch. You forget that? I know you ain't forget that! Come on, you caucasian motherfucker! Say it while you still got a pair.
[through his breathing tube
That's right. That's my name. But do you know who I am?
[stammers unintelligibly attempting to reply
No, I mean in the metaphorical sense, motherfucker. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM?
[leaps onto George's chest
Referenced in Otis
Have No Fear
Written and Performed by Kathleen York
(as Bird York) See more