HOSPITAL OBRERO

WORKER´S HOSPITAL

By Germán MONJE

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Drama - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BOLIVIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Germán MONJE
    • Writer(s)
    • Germán MONJE, Juan Pablo PIÑEIRO
    • Producer(s)
    • Germán MONJE (La Cruda Producciones), Juan Pablo PIÑEIRO (La Tercera Pata)
    • Synopsis
    • Pedro Murillo, an aged paceño bohemian, drags himself to the emergency room at the Worker’s Hospital (Hospital Obrero). The room he is assigned is shared by a variety of characters: a man from Riberalta whose daughter out of wedlock works in the ward; a retired football player ailing from terminal cancer; an obese diabetic who spends long stretches interned; a bureaucrat with a marriage in its death throes and an aymara medicineman who cures himself with native herbs. Most of all they are aging men facing the ends of their lives, struggling against pain and disease. In this difficult trance a profound feeling of solidarity arises among them, which ultimately leads to a moving friendship, mainly between Pedro and the patient from the Riberalta lowlands, Carmelo Suárez. The healing power of this friendship allows both to make ammends with their tattered lives and accept the enigma of their personal fate with hope, gratitude and a joyful heart.
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