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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
Maribeth Monroe ... Sarah's Niece
Elizabeth Tulloch ... Lidia (as Bitsie Tulloch)
David Dastmalchian ... Bernard
Claire van der Boom ... Alice
Tate Ellington ... Greg
Robin Bartlett ... Martha
Sarah Sutherland ... Nadia Wilson
Rachel Pickup ... Sarah
Michael Cristofer ... John
Joe Santos ... Issac Sr.
Laura Niemi ... Margaret
Kari Coleman ... Sarah's Sister
Nailea Norvind ... Laura
Brenda Wehle ... Mildred
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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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Margaret: Can you say hi to David?
John: Go fuck yourself, Margaret.
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This would have been my favorite 2015 film--had it not liberally copied ideas from "Still Life"
8 December 2015 | by JuguAbrahamSee all my reviews

I went to see this movie because of the Cannes Film Festival best screenplay award that the film had won. It was indeed a good film, with good acting by Tim Roth.

The screenplay is good but it has liberally borrowed ideas, without acknowledging it, from Uberto Pasolini's 2013 film,"Still Life," a winner at theVenice film festival. All the director/screenplay writerhas done is that he transformed a bachelor bureaucrat to a divorced male nurse and passed it off as "original" writing.

And to think this plagiarism leads to a Cannes top award! Shame on the director! It also brings down the prestige of Cannes' awards. Recently another Cannes Jury conferred the Golden Palm to Haneke's "Amour,"which in turn had copied chunks of sequences/ideas from Runnarson's 2011 Icelandic film "Volcano."

Obviously, the Cannes jury had never seen "Still Life." The jury could instead have conferred the best actor award to Tim Roth-who would have deserved it. It underscores the lack of knowledge of current cinema by juries at Cannes in recent years.

For those who have not viewed either, please view "Still Life" first.


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