Collective

(Colectiv)

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A shattering exposé of systemic corruption, Collective depicts the woeful treatment of the victims of a Bucharest nightclub fire and the brave and resourceful journalists who uncovered the story. That twenty-seven people perished in a club with no fire exits is tragic enough, but when thirty-seven die later under hospital care, it catches the attention of Cătălin Tolontan, a writer for a sports daily. With a team of colleagues, he uncovers a medical and political establishment whose very framework is mind-bogglingly ill-equipped. “Every now and then a documentary doesn’t just open your eyes but tears you apart by exposing a moral rift with resonance far beyond the film’s home country. Collective, Alexander Nanau’s explosive observational documentary about unfathomable corruption at the heart of the Romanian medical industry, is such a work” (Jay Weissberg, Variety).

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Alexander Nanau
Cinematographer
  • Alexander Nanau
Language
  • Romanian
  • English
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital streaming
  • 109 mins
Source
  • Magnolia Pictures