Opname (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Netherlands  |  
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The in-for-treatment protagonist is middle-aged Helmert Woudenberg. Expecting a routine examination, Woudenberg is informed that he has inoperable cancer. He also learns that this news is meaningful only to him: the red-tape-bound Dutch hospital system couldn't care less about Woudenberg's anguish. Codirector Marja Kok appears on-camera in a showy supporting role. In for Treatment is a deliberately biased product from the Netherlands' Werkteater theatrical co-op.

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against-the-system, bureaucracy, cancer, death, disease, hospital, joy, terminal-illness