Necrobusiness


1h 35m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Details the bizarre circumstances surrounding Poland's largest police investigation. A tip-off to a national newspaper warned of "skin-hunting", whereby medical professionals found there was more money to be made from dead patients than live ones. With the government offering $1,000 in funeral subsi

Film Details

Also Known As
Polish Ambulance Murders, The
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Arte; BBC (Main Listing); Danish Broadcasting Corporation; Danish Film Institute (Dfi); Nordic Film & TV Fond; Sveriges Television (Svt); Swedish Film Institute; Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (Vaf); Yle - Finnish Broadcasting Company
Distribution Company
Folkets Bio

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Details the bizarre circumstances surrounding Poland's largest police investigation. A tip-off to a national newspaper warned of "skin-hunting", whereby medical professionals found there was more money to be made from dead patients than live ones. With the government offering $1,000 in funeral subsidies to grieving families, what started as a simple scam involving duping relatives into signing the money away took a more sinister turn when doctors, nurses and paramedics began actively hastening their patients' demise.

Film Details

Also Known As
Polish Ambulance Murders, The
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Arte; BBC (Main Listing); Danish Broadcasting Corporation; Danish Film Institute (Dfi); Nordic Film & TV Fond; Sveriges Television (Svt); Swedish Film Institute; Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (Vaf); Yle - Finnish Broadcasting Company
Distribution Company
Folkets Bio

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2009

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Let's Make Money) April 30-May 10, 2009.

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Let's Make Money) April 30-May 10, 2009.)