• 2015
  • Mexico / Frane
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Michel Franco
  • Cast: Tim Roth, Bitsie Tulloch, Maribeth Monroe

This subtle, inscrutable drama tells the story of home care nurse David (Roth), who works with terminally ill patients. Roth's performance is meticulous, and captures how David is between compassion and creepiness, when his involvement with those he cares for goes beyond the call of duty. The film is let down by its monotonous pace, though the abrupt, unexpected ending seems designed to catch you unawares.

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15 Feb 20163 stars

Intriguing but simultaneously frustrating drama featuring fine work from Tim Roth

Chronic is the kind of subtle, inscrutable drama that requires a great deal of patience from the committed viewer. It may have won writer-director Michel ‘After Lucia’ Franco Best Screenplay at Cannes 2015 but his mannered, poker-faced approach…

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