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For the Good of Others

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Original title
El mal ajeno
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
Spain Spain
Director
Screenwriter
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Music
Fernando Velázquez
Cinematography
Josu Inchaustegui
Cast
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Producer
ModProducciones / Himenóptero / Telecinco Cinema
Genre
Thriller. Mystery. Drama. Fantasy | Medical. Supernatural
Official Site
http://www.elmalajeno.com
Synopsis / Plot
Diego (Eduardo Noriega) is a hospital doctor who specialises in managing pain in terminally ill patients. He is presented - particularly in one stand off with an impetuous but sincere trainee doctor Juanjo (Marcel Borras) - as a man who protects himself by not getting emotionally involved. This detachment extends to his stalled relationships with wife Pilar (Cristina Plazas) and daughter Ainhoa (Clara Lago). When one of his patients (Angie Cepeda) tries to commit suicide with the painkillers he has prescribed and ends up in a coma, her lover Armand (Carlos Leal) confronts Diego and shoots him at point blank range before turning the gun on himself. Inexplicably, Diego comes round in the emergency room, covered in blood but apparently unscathed. This is the beginning of a chain of events that will see Diego connecting with Armand’s widow Isabel (The Sea Inside’s Belén Rueda).
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