2005: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu



– Director: Cristi Puiu

– Stacker score: 85.9

– Metascore: 86

– IMDb user rating: 7.9

– Runtime: 153 minutes

Tragedy and dark comedy collide in Cristi Puiu’s scathing classic, which snagged the Un Certain Regard award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. The odyssey of a dying man, played by Ion Fiscuteanu, functions as a brutal indictment of the Romanian health care system. Puiu’s documentary-like approach makes the ordeal seem all too real and all too frustrating.

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