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Russia 2018
produced by
Maxim Krishtul, Garik Badalyan, Suro Jr, Valentine Savchenko (executive), Ivan Urushev (executive)
directed by Suro Jr
starring Elmira Mirel, Klim Berdinskiy, Angelina Kuznetsova, Olga Sarycheva, Aleksandr Vysokovskiy, Lyubov Sergeeva
written by Suro Jr, music by Luna

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Sure, her son (Klim Berdinskiy) was in critical condition when the mother (Elmira Mirel) brought him to the hospital, but her general practitioner had told her exactly what to do in a situation like this - not something she could do herself, but with medically trained personnel it should be child's play to save his life. Unfortunately, the doctor in charge, without being familiar with the case, pays little heed to what the practitioner had to say and prefers to trust her own instincts - with the condition of the boy worsening and worsening. And even with that already being obvious, the doctor won't take the advice of the mother or the practitioner, be if fearing to lose face or to be held responsible should something not going wrong due to not following protocol ...

 

A quite touching little film, especially since it doesn't try to be, because it doesn't try to make every scene as emotional as possible and waste time on needless backstories - after all, the mere fact of one's child in critical condition is bad enough, no need to hammer it home. Instead, the film plays much more like a thriller putting an emphasis on suspense rather than emotional cheese ... and it works, as especially due to the rather skeletal narrative approach, this story manages to suck one into its proceedings and make them palpable.

Well worth a look for sure!

 

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