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For the Good of Others (2010)

El mal ajeno (original title)
Diego is a doctor so used to working in extreme situations that he has immunized himself to others' pain. He has switched off from his work, his partner and his commitment as a father. Over... See full summary »

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Oskar Santos
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Noriega ... Dr. Diego Sanz
Belén Rueda ... Isabel
Angie Cepeda ... Sara
Cristina Plazas ... Pilar
Clara Lago ... Ainhoa
Marcel Borràs ... Juanjo (as Marcel Borrás)
Carlos Leal ... Armand
Luis Callejo ... Carlos
José Ángel Egido ... Vicente
Chema Ruiz ... Héctor
Dritan Biba ... Tarik
Raúl Fernández de Pablo ... Martín (as Raúl Fernández)
Concha Hidalgo ... Brígida
Carmen Losa Carmen Losa ... Radióloga
María Miguel María Miguel ... María
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Diego is a doctor so used to working in extreme situations that he has immunized himself to others' pain. He has switched off from his work, his partner and his commitment as a father. Over the course of a disturbing meeting, Diego is threatened with a gun. Hours later, he can only remember the sound of a bang and the strange feeling of having being hit with something more than a bullet. Diego has to take an irreversible decision which will affect his own life and that of his loved ones. Written by Anonymous

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A veces la realidad esconde algo extraordinario (Sometimes beneath the ordinary lies the extraordinary)

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What Would Eduardo Do?
6 May 2010 | by KnatLouieSee all my reviews

In this Spanish hospital-drama, Eduardo Noriega (Abre los ojos/Transsiberian) plays the main character, Diego, a doctor who has lost his passion for his work, and does not want to get too personal with any of his patients anymore. But one day, a pregnant woman tries to commit suicide, and is submitted to his care at the hospital. Her boyfriend is upset at the way Diego treats their case, and apparently tries to kill him, but instead of dying, Diego gets an incredible ability to heal people simply by touching them. However, Diego does not want this gift, and soon finds out that there is a much darker side to the ability, which makes his Jesus-like ability even less desirable, and he tries to get rid of it again.

The film is a careful reminder that we should all treasure what we have, as we never know when it will be gone for good. The acting and directing is brilliant, and leaves us with a very touching and emotional movie, which will be remembered long after seeing the film for the first time.


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Language:

Spanish

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18 March 2010 (Spain) See more »

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