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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
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Final film of Joe Santos. See more »

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John: [watching a porn movie] That's... that's art.
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Very tough chronic watch!
15 June 2017 | by meezaSee all my reviews

Could I be Franco with you? Writer-Director Michel Franco has probably developed one of the most melancholy films I have ever seen in "Chronic"; and I don't mean in a "bring your hankie" kind of way, I am referring to an environment where there is a colossal field of hopelessness. "Chronic" stars Tim Roth as David, a hospice nurse who cares for dying cancer patients. The film centers around David's interactions with his "near death" patients, but also on a dark secret of his own past. Franco nurses "Chronic" with an immensely slow burn; which at times emphasizes the narrative, but at times it's too much of a torturous viewing. Not to say that there is not authenticity within the film of dying cancer patients, but its just a tough pill to swallow; especially if one of your loved ones has or has had fallen to the same health horror. Franco's screenplay is underplayed here as the actual images have more of a striking impact to the picture. Tim Roth does marvel in an understated but gripping performance as David. "Chronic" is the epitome of a "bad feel" movie, but there is no denying its chronic hard truth about the devastation of cancer. Cancer sucks! *** Average


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