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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Todd Field
Jason London
Roxana Zal
James Hong
Susan Traylor
Directors
Scott Ziehl
Screenwriters
David Baer
John McMahon
Scott Ziehl
Running Time
91 minutes

Broken Vessels
Black comedy about drug-crazed paramedics in LA.


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Plot
A junkie ambulance driver demonstrates to his new partner why medication is in fact wasted on the sick.


Verdict
Ziehl's imaginative direction brilliantly negotiates the occasional clunkiness of the script in a manner explains why Miramax subsequently signed him up for a multi-picture deal. Whether viewers will have the same confidence next time they dial 999 is another question altogether.


Reviewed by Clark Collis

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