Doctors, workers, and inanimate residents of Istanbul’s state-run Cerrahpasa Hospital form a parallel world of their own. As the camera passes through the hospital’s darkened corridors, it moves from the operating room to the morgue, between life and other states, the real and the virtual.
Deniz Tortum’s acclaimed experimental feature is an uncanny record of a hospital’s daily life, with unmatched insight into the workings of the healthcare system. This evocative documentary is reminiscent of both the essayistic style of Frederick Wiseman and the morbid universe of Lars von Trier.
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