As powerful as the concept is simple, THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU is a tragicomic depiction of an old Romanian hyochondriac being driven from pillar to post in an ambulance. No one cares - not his family, not the medical profession. Welcome to modern death, attenuated by unfeeling, illogical, Kafkaesque bureaucracy. Technically, the movie is a paragon of what you can achieve with firm purpose, a good hand-held cameraman and small budget. One of the most original and brilliant films of 2005, this is definitely one to watch on DVD if you didn't catch it in its limited theatrical release.
THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU won the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes 2005. It also played Toronto 2005 and was released that year. It is available on DVD.