Il venditore di medicine / The Medicine Seller (2013)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1712 kbps avg | 1Hr 43Mins | 25 fps | 720x552 | 1.42 GB
Audio: Italian | AC3 6 Ch 224 Kbps | Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German
Genre: Drama | Director: Antonio Morabito
A scathing indictment of the pharmaceutical industry, Antonio Morabito’s powerful drama depicts a stressed-out salesman using increasingly scurrilous means to sell his company’s product. At the start, Bruno (Claudio Santamaria) is the Zafer corporation’s golden boy, wheedling doctors and administrators to select his firm’s treatments through various perks and his own charms. When he’s told to push a controversial new medicine, he meets with resistance and is given an ultimatum—get a notoriously difficult hospital administrator to prescribe the drug or lose his job. Compounding the problem is his girlfriend’s desire to have a child and his own increasing substance abuse. The Medicine Seller fearlessly indicts the whole pharmaceutical chain from the companies pushing the pills to the medical establishment’s capitulation toward an increasingly narcotized society to suffering consumers who are ill-informed and often ill-advised about the potentially harmful drugs they are being prescribed.