In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover a vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access, not only to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces.
Director: Alexander Nanau
Producer: Bianca Oana, Alexander Nanau
Cinematographer: Alexander Nanau
Editor: Alexander Nanau, George Cragg, Dana Bunescu
Sound: Michel Schillings, Mihai Grecea, Angelo Dos Santos
Nanau Production, HBO Europe, Samsa Film
European Film Award for European Documentary (2020); National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2021)
Alexander Nanau was born in Bucharest and studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. His 2010 documentary The Word According to Ion B. won an International Emmy Award in the Arts Programming section, while his documentary Toto and His Sisters (2015) was nominated for an EFA award. His latest film Collective has premiered at the Venice International Film Festival 2019.
Peter Zadek inszeniert Peer Gynt (2006), The World According to Ion B. (2009), Toto and His Sisters (2014), Collective (2019)