Britannia Hospital

United Kingdom, 1982

Film
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Set in a hospital awaiting a royal visit to celebrate its 500th anniversary, this film combines black humour with social criticism to expose the misuse of National Health funds. Malcolm McDowell plays a reporter who sneaks into the hospital with a video camera to capture a mad doctor’s experiments, from funds meant for socialized medicine, to create Frankenstein creatures.

Credits

director

Lindsay Anderson

co-producer

Clive Parsons

Davina Belling

production company

EMI/Parlophone

Language

English

Duration

01:51:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39207

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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