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Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.
Colectiv (original title)
(NR, 109 min.)


Friday, December 18, 2020


Collective follows a heroic team of journalists as they uncover shocking, widespread corruption. After a deadly nightclub fire, the mysterious death of the owner of a powerful pharmaceutical firm, and the quiet resignation of a health minister—seemingly unrelated events, all within weeks of each other—the team of intrepid reporters exposes a much larger, much more explosive political scandal. COLLECTIVE is a fast-paced, real-time detective story about truth, accountability, and the value of an independent press in partisan times. [Metacritic]

Director: Alexander Nanau
Languages: English, Romanian
Genre: Documentary

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"[A] gripping, despairing exposé of institutional injustice."

— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"[A] fast-paced shocker that communicates its urgency to the viewer."

— Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

"Hands down, the closest thing we saw at this year’s [Toronto International Film Festival] to a full-on masterpiece. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT."

— David Fear, Rolling Stone

"Every now and then a documentary doesn’t just open your eyes but tears you apart. An explosive observational documentary about unfathomable corruption. This is truly a documentary for our times, deserving of widespread exposure."

— Jay Weissberg, Variety