Wieczorek is a film critic and regular contributor to Modern Times Review.
The pharmaceutical industry paves the way for the society of the future, in which tens of thousands of deaths are considered just a side effect.
Director: Anniken Hoel
Country: Norway, 2017 85 min

When confronted with the sudden death of a younger family member, the bereaved is commonly left in a state of shock and helplessness. This was not the case of the young Norwegian filmmaker Anniken Hoel. Her sister, diagnosed with schizophrenia and being treated with multiple antipsychotic medications in Norway,died suddenly and unexpectedly on July 9th, 2005. When Anniken read her official autopsy report which stated that the cause of death was unknown, she embarked on a fascinating investigation that gradually lead to the discovery of shocking facts and astonishing circumstances. Her film, Cause of Death: Unknown,which was presented in Cannes in 2017,offers nothing less than the matrix of control in our society.

Anniken’s sister Renate had expressed doubts about her medication in vain. After Renate’s death, Anniken was unable to find any notes from her sister’s psychiatrist regarding her sister’s state during . . .

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