Sure, her son (Klim Berdinskiy) was in critical condition when the
mother (Elmira Mirel) brought him to the hospital, but her general
practitioner had told her exactly what to do in a situation like this -
not something she could do herself, but with medically trained personnel
it should be child's play to save his life. Unfortunately, the doctor in
charge, without being familiar with the case, pays little heed to what the
practitioner had to say and prefers to trust her own instincts - with the
condition of the boy worsening and worsening. And even with that already
being obvious, the doctor won't take the advice of the mother or the
practitioner, be if fearing to lose face or to be held responsible should
something not going wrong due to not following protocol ...
quite touching little film, especially since it doesn't try to be, because
it doesn't try to make every scene as emotional as possible and waste time
on needless backstories - after all, the mere fact of one's child in
critical condition is bad enough, no need to hammer it home. Instead, the
film plays much more like a thriller putting an emphasis on suspense
rather than emotional cheese ... and it works, as especially due to the
rather skeletal narrative approach, this story manages to suck one into
its proceedings and make them palpable.
Well worth a look for sure!