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The Lady and the Reaper (2009)

The Lady and the Reaper (La dama y la muerte) (original title)
All alone in her room, a solitary elderly widow lying on her deathbed yearns to reunite with her beloved late husband, nevertheless, the road to the afterlife can be long, while on the other hand, today's modern medicine works miracles.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Miguel Angel Perez Miguel Angel Perez ... Death / Doctor / Dog (voice)
Eva Molina Eva Molina ... Lady / Nurses / Dog (voice)
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Storyline

A sweet old lady is living alone in her farm, waiting for the arrival of death to meet her beloved husband again. One night, while sleeping, her life fades out and she is invited to cross death's door. Bue when she is about to do so, the old lady wakes up inside a hospital's ward: and arrogant doctor has taken her back to life and he will fight hard against death to recover the old lady's life at any cost. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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EUR700,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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We'll Meet Again
By Ross Parker and Hugh Charles (as Hugh Charles)
Performed by The Turtles
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Death and Dignity
29 April 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Having spent a good deal of time studying right to die legislation, films like this give us a look at the cruelty sometimes associated with heroic measures to revive people. Often it is against their wishes and involves frightening technology. Here, a very old woman, longs to be reunited (in death) with her loving husband. Just as she is about to pass, she is hit with paddles. No one can blame the doctors, but often there is a time for such things. A really funny, but also, tragic, film.


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