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Tales From the Gimli Hospital

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • Set at the turn of the 20th century, this postmodern film explores a depraved game of upsmanship between two men. Two children visit their dying mother in a hospital. Then a relative tells them the Icelandic legend of Einar, the Lonely... In a small fishing village in Iceland a smallpox plague has disfigures its victims' faces. Einar and his fellow patient, Gunnar, sit in a quarantined hospital room. Attempting to evoke sympathy from one another, the men exchange confessional stories about past misdeeds. Gunnar claims he murdered his wife by infecting her with the pestilence. Einar says he once robbed a grave and profaned its beautiful inhabitant. As they reveal more about themselves, the men learn they have something in common -- something very ugly. This tape also includes a short film by Guy Maddin, "The Dead Father."
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 01832

  • Credits
    Kyle McCulloch, Michael Gottli
  • Critic Reviews
    "...It might tickle filmgoers whose tastes run to elliptical movie parody....A strange piece of work..."
    New York Times

    "...A snide melodrama whose rotting black-and-white images recall ERASERHEAD....This is irresistible stuff..."
    Film Comment

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