CAUSE OF DEATH: UNKNOWN

DØDSÅRSAK: UKJENT

By Anniken HOEL

MANIFESTOFILM - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2017

A single death in Norway is the catalyst for a global investigation into the pharmaceutical industry and the careless and often illegal way they’ve turned psychiatric medication into global blockbusters.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, NORWEGIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anniken HOEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrew GRANT (MANIFESTOFILM)
    • Synopsis
    • After her sister died suddenly and unexpectedly while being treated with prescription antipsychotics, director Anniken Hoel begins a global investigation into the crimes of the pharmaceutical industry, the unheralded growth of psychiatric diagnoses and medication, and the corruption of the government regulatory agencies that have failed, repeatedly, to protect us. Made over a ten-year period, the film is simultaneously personal and investigative as it follows Anniken as she seeks answers regarding not only the death of her sister, but of the tens of thousands worldwide who have also met a similar fate. Deaths and damages that until now have been all but ignored. Beginning in a small town in Norway, and journeying through Scandinavia, the EU and the US, the chilling documentary-thriller CAUSE OF DEATH: UNKNOWN exposes the inner workings and motivations of a powerful industry that continually puts profits before people, and has been far too influential in defining who is normal and who is “ill”.
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