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Reviews Film

The Death of Mr Lazarescu

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1209
  1. Khalid Ali, senior lecturer in geriatrics (
  1. University of Sussex

    Directed by Cristi Puiu Shown at the London Film Festival on 1 and 2 November

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    Lazarescu: shuttled from one department to another

    Most recent television medical dramas have shown doctors as superheroes who can save lives with the brush of a magical wand. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation by doctors on Casualty or ER always has a happy ending with patients walking out of hospital as healthy as ever. This is not the case in the recent Romanian surprise hit film The Death of Mr Lazarescu, which has …

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