by Frederick Wiseman 1h24min United States 1974
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Through the hospital, the film depicts the violence of New York City. One gets attached to patients and their despair as well as to the dedicated staff.


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by Frederick Wiseman

Daily activities of the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. The cases depicted illustrate how medical expertise, availability of resources, organizational considerations and the nature of communication among the staff and patients affect the delivery of health care.

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  • Director Frederick Wiseman
  • Photo director William Brayne
  • Sound mix Dick Vorisek
  • Editing Frederick Wiseman
  • Producer Frederick Wiseman

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format16 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1974
  • Release date for France03/08/1972
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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