A monster with a thousand heads

A monster with a thousand heads

DVD - 2016 | Spanish
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When her insurance company refuses to approve the care her husband needs to survive, Sonia Bonet takes things into her own hands. Up against an unyielding bureaucracy and disinterested workers, she is pushed to her breaking point and with her son in tow, she attempts to fight the system.
Audience: OFA rating: Not rated.
Publisher: Chicago : Music Box Films, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Monst
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (74 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Language Note: In Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles.

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DUVIDL
Jun 12, 2017

Dear voisjoe1-0: Before Obamacare (I beg pardon-Hillarycare) at least I had a choice: I could pay the minimum premium then pray to God I didn`t get sick, since the insurance company will not start to pay until AFTER you spend $3000.oo out of pocket, and the premium eating up what spare cash I had, I had no way to pay for a doctor`s visit. Or I could say screw you, Unitedhealthcare - let your CEOs pay for their own sex romp atop the Eiffel Tower with their secretary and use my extra money to see the doctor. NOW not only do I have to give the insurance company my money for nothing, but I am penalized if I don`t. The 2% at the top of the food chain can afford to either pay the insurance company for nothing or the fines out of chump change. Those of us at the bottom have a gun to our heads allowing the insurance company to rob us. P.S.: You must be one of those trust fund babies who thinks burning black neighborhoods to the ground then rushing home to your gated community to catch yourself on T.V. makes you a heroic Liberal. Eh?

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voisjoe1_0
Aug 27, 2016

The film’s narrative suggests that the Mexican health care system was a lot like America’s system before Obamacare. The insurance companies would collect the premiums, but find a zillion reasons not to cover the health procedures. Or the health care system had so many layers of signatures, forms, and authorizations that eventually a roadblock would finally save the insurance company and the health care system from having to provide a life-saving procedure. It seems that it would be difficult to make an interesting film and still expose the system, but director Rodrigo Pla succeeded. It exposed and thrilled all in the same film. And an additional bonus was that he did it with creative camerawork via reflections, mirrors, and out of focus shots either to enhance the suspense or to symbolize what a mess the health care system was in.

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voisjoe1_0
Aug 27, 2016

The film’s narrative suggests that the Mexican health care system was a lot like America’s system before Obamacare. The insurance companies would collect the premiums, but find a zillion reasons not to cover the health procedures. Or the health care system had so many layers of signatures, forms, and authorizations that eventually a roadblock would finally save the insurance company and the health care system from having to provide a life-saving procedure. It seems that it would be difficult to make an interesting film and still expose the system, but director Rodrigo Pla succeeded. It exposed and thrilled all in the same film. And an additional bonus was that he did it with creative camerawork via reflections, mirrors, and out of focus shots either to enhance the suspense or to symbolize what a mess the health care system was in.

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trotter73
Aug 25, 2016

I think they had Obamacare

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gsoone
Sep 08, 2016

When Sonia receives the news that her husband's cancer has progressed to a terminal stage, she races to secure the insurance company approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia's desperation triggers a primal survival instinct as a series of increasingly violent confrontations unfold. A sharp, urgent tale of a distraught woman intent on protecting her family at all costs. 89%/92%

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