Most people have a hard time even discussing the subject of hospice nurses. In this film by Michel Franco (Best Screenplay, Cannes 2015), a mesmerizing Tim Roth does some his best work in years as one such selfless worker.
But his selflessness is so great that he has no real life of his own. His patients need him, to be sure, but perhaps he needs them more. He routinely becomes overly involved with them, even though he knows they will soon die. Sometimes, rather creepily, he “borrows” particulars of their histories when presenting himself to strangers. A haunting, off-beat portrait. Japanese title: Aru Shuen (93 min)