For the Good of Others (2010)





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A doctor is forced to examine his principles and the consequences of his actions in this psychological drama from Spain. Diego (Eduardo Noriega) is a doctor who is generally assigned patients who are in critical condition; after several years of dealing with death and crisis, he's beginning to burn out and feels dulled to the pain and confusion felt by those around him. Diego's marriage to fellow doctor Pilar (Cristina Plazas) is falling apart, and he's not doing much better with his angry teenage daughter Ainhoa (Clara Lago) or his ailing father. One of Diego's patients is Sara (Angie Cepeda), who is dealing with multiple sclerosis while expecting a baby; when she overdoses on her medication, her husband Armand (Carlos Leal) is certain Diego is at fault and shoots him before taking his own life. Diego survives the attempt on his life, but when he regains consciousness, everything seems different; a woman named Isabel (Belen Rueda) insists she's his wife, and they have to deal with a crisis involving their teenage daughter. El Mal Ajeno (aka For The Good Of Others) was the first feature film from director Oskar Santos. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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In this Spanish hospital drama El Mal Ajeno, it centered Diego (Eduardo Noriega) a doctor specialized to work with chronic patients, in fact, it were the first scenes we saw in the beginning.Heartbreaking stories of what it meant to live with pain for patients were here the main point for understanding that this movie was anything except not the style of medical melodrama Grey`s Anatomy. And it worked quite well in this regard.The movie was built in a clever and original way but however, some issues that did not tie well in the final part.It became more a supernatural thriller that had overlapped some important explanations. Spanish actor Eduardo Noriega demonstrated maturity acting and complied well with being the backbone of the story and therefore he brought the dramatic tension for the movie.

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