MOVIE: Midnight Family (2019) |
DIRECTOR: Luke Lorentzen | RATING: NA
SYNOPSIS: In the midst of high-speed ambulance rides, we meet the Ochoas, a ragtag family of private paramedics, who try desperately every day to be the first responders to critically injured patients. In a city where the government operates only 45 emergency ambulances for a population of over nine million, the family acts as a crucial—but unregistered—underground lifeline. But the job is riddled with police bribes and cutthroat competition. And even though the Ochoa family has a reputation for being trustworthy, they must reckon with the sudden escalation in bribes that could force them to wade into the ethically questionable practice of making money off of patients in dire straits.
CAST: Juan Ochoa, Fernando Ochoa, Manuel Ochoa, Josue Ochoa
COUNTRY: Mexico | United States | LANGUAGE: Spanish | RELEASE DATE: 01/26/2019 – (USA)
AWARDS: 2019 Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize – Documentary