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‘A Monster With A Thousand Heads’ Trailer: Watch One Woman’s War Against Mexico’s Corrupt Health System

'A Monster With A Thousand Heads' Trailer: Watch One Woman's War Against Mexico's Corrupt Health System

After successful performances at key festivals including Venice, AFI, and BFI London, the Mexican indie film “A Monster With a Thousand Heads” was picked up by Music Box Films. The film is directed by Mexico-based Uruguayan Rodrigo Plá (“La Zana,” “Desierto Adentro,” “The Delay”), and stars stage actress Jana Raluy in her screen debut. It’s written by Laura Santullo who adapted it from her own novel. 

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From the official synopsis: “The monster in question is feared and loathed in Mexico, as it is
everywhere: the medical insurance industry. Sonia (Jana Raluy)’s
critically ill husband requires an expensive medication their insurance
company refuses to approve. What begins as a frustrating call to a
bureaucratic phone tree, escalates into a confrontation
with her husband’s doctor as he luxuriates in a steam bath, and finally a
violent hostage-taking standoff. Sonia does battle with all 1000 heads
of the insurance industry: its ability to hide behind
obfuscation and pettiness, its callous disregard for human suffering
and, ultimately, its corruption.”  

“A Monster With A Thousand Heads” opens in NY on May 11 (at Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza), and in LA on May 20 (at the Nuart), followed by a national roll out.

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