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Collective / Colectiv

by Alexander Nanau Documentary Competition

27 people died and another 180 were taken to hospital following a fire in the Bucharest “Colectiv” nightclub. Many more, none of them life-threateningly ill, continued to die in the weeks that followed – not from their injuries, but from the effects of disinfectants and the corrupt tactics behind them. An unprecedented scandal, which is revealed only thanks to the openness of a doctor and the courageous investigative research of a sports newspaper(!). Only once a new, fully transparent Health Minister is employed to reform the ailing system, it becomes evident just how bad Romanian hospitals – and politicians – truly are. Filmmaker Alexander Nanau accompanies the remarkable elucidation of a non-accidental disaster and leads us through this breath-taking documentary thriller to the heart of the fight against the thick, murky swamp of corruption.

  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: Romania, Luxembourg, 2019
  • Runtime: 109 Min
  • Languages: Romanian, English
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Alexander Nanau
  • Cast: Cătălin Tolontan, Răzvan Luțac, Camelia Roiu, Tedy Ursuleanu, Vlad Voiculescu, Narcis Hogea
  • Screenplay: Alexander Nanau, Antoaneta Opris
  • Cinematography: Alexander Nanau
  • Editors: Alexander Nanau, George Cragg, Dana Bunescu
  • Sound: Mihai Grecea
  • Music: Kyan Bayani
  • Producers: Alexander Nanau, Bianca Oana, Bernard Michaux, Hanka Kastelicová, Antony Root, Alina David, Philippa Kowarsky
  • Production Companies: Alexander Nanau Productions, Samsa Film, HBO Europe
  • World Sales: Cinephil
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