Midnight Family (15)
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Dir. Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho
2019 | 81 mins | Mexico
Spanish with English subtitles
This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Arguably one of the most exhilarating documentaries this year.
The Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance in Mexico City, competing with other EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. While making a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from jeopardising the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police forces the family to try legitimising their operation, their desperate financial situation pushes them into questionable practices even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services.
In humanising the Ochoas ethically compromised business, Midnight Family explores urgent questions around healthcare, the failings of government and the complexity of personal responsibility.