Bringing out the Dead (1999)

A paramedic struggles psychologically over three turbulent nights in New York.

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Introduction

Charting three challenging nights over Easter in early 90s New York – as experienced by Frank, a lonely and frayed paramedic haunted by the lives he’s failed to save – this film combines philosophical speculation (Frank’s colleagues share their various attitudes to the suffering they witness), fortissimo drama and gallows humour. Scorsese’s stylistic bravura matches the wild shifts in the protagonist’s turbulent mood.

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