The death of Mr. Lazarecu : a black comedy with serious side effects
by
 
Puiu, Cristi, 1967-

Title
The death of Mr. Lazarecu : a black comedy with serious side effects

Author
Puiu, Cristi, 1967-
 
Fiscuteanu, Ion.
 
Gheorghiu, Luminita, 1949-
 
Spahiu, Gabriel.
 
Ana, Doru.
 
Dogaru, Dana.
 
Mutu, Oleg.
 
Paduraru, Andreea.
 
Tartan Video USA (Firm)
 
Coproduction Office (Firm)
 
Mandragora Productions (Firm)

Summary
A 60-ish widower, living alone with his cats, feels sick enough one evening to call an ambulance. This is the beginning of his Dantesque odyssey deep into the bowels of a big city medical establishment.

Audience
Rated R - for language and brief nudity.
 
IMDb rating: 8.0.

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.

Contents
Special features: Interview with the director ; perspective on the U.S. Healthcare system by Dr. Fred Berlin ; booklet featuring The New York Times film article by Alan Riding ; cinemescope interview with the director by Christoph Huber.

Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet

Genre
Films in Romanian.
 
Foreign films.
 
Feature films.
 
Comedy films.
 
Dark comedy films.
 
Fiction films.
 
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Subject Term
Widowers -- Drama.
 
Older people -- Drama.
 
Emergency medical technicians -- Drama.
 
Hospitals -- Emergency services -- Drama.
 
Hospitals -- Administration -- Drama.
 
Medical care -- Drama.

Geographic Term
Bucharest (Romania) -- Drama.

Author(s)
Puiu, Cristi, 1967-
 
Fiscuteanu, Ion.
 
Gheorghiu, Luminita, 1949-
 
Spahiu, Gabriel.
 
Ana, Doru.
 
Dogaru, Dana.
 
Mutu, Oleg.
 
Paduraru, Andreea.

Added Corporate Author
Tartan Video USA (Firm)
 
Coproduction Office (Firm)
 
Mandragora Productions (Firm)

Publisher
Tartan Video USA,

Publication Date
2006

Publication Information
[Los Angeles, Calif.] : Tartan Video USA, [2006]

Award Note
Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
 
Cannes Film Festivel Prix Un Certain Regard Award winner (Cristi Puiu), 2005
 
Palm Springs International Film Festival Fipresci Award winner
 
Chicago International Film Festival Special Jury Prize winner
 
Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival
 
Official Selection at the New York Film Festival

Call Number
DVD DEATHOF


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