Be Sick... It's Free (1968)

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The eventful ascent of a doctor in the corrupted Italian healthcare system.


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3 wins.

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26 August 2002 | skulli99
7
| Comedy on the disasterous Italian national health/medical system !
Story of an ambitious young medical school graduate who through not always ethical means makes a rapid career. Even though its not the best of Alberto Sordi's tragicomical films, this film tells the public about all the inefficiencies and absurdies of the national sanitary system, almost to become a documentary ,but retaining always that 'commedia all'Italiana' satire on Italian society ! The film was so pungent in its critism of the amorality of the Italian medical category, that the Italian Medical Association condemned the film , even though many doctors in private admitted to Alberto Sordi that his film basically depicted well the situation. Now the system of 'mutue' has been abolished in Italy, so the film is only relevant as social criticism for Italy of the early 1970's, but always interesting to watch, and additionally you can have a few laugh's.A 7 vote.

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Release Date:

24 October 1968

Language

Italian


Country of Origin

Italy

Filming Locations

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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