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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

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Michel Franco
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Cast

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

El último paciente: Chronic See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,912, 23 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,835, 21 October 2016
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1.85 : 1
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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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Hopeless
10 August 2017 | by christian-larsonSee all my reviews

Chronic stars Tim Roth and its the story of a nurse that takes care of multiple patients. I really liked this film. The cinematography in this film is one of the best I have ever seen. The way the camera moves and the long and eerie takes throughout the film really gave this film more realism. The color grading is perfect as well. The performances are great and the characters are magnificent. The storytelling in this film is phenomenal. You can tell what will happen (sometimes) and it can be predictable, but its the way its executed that really makes this film special. The direction is top notch and there are a lot of ballsy decisions made in the ending that literally made my jaw drop. There are some problems though. The pacing is really slow and there are a lot of unnecessary scenes. I understand that the director is trying to set up a mood, but it really makes this film really long, even though its only 1 hour and 30 minutes. The structure is also troubling since the first part is a completely different movie than the second and third part. Overall, this is a depressing, bleak, gloomy, great film that really makes you feel weak when the credits roll. 8.5/10


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