Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Zero Patience



1993 Canadian Feature

Cast: John Robinson, Normand Fauteux, Dianne Heatherington, Richardo Keens-Douglas, Michael Callen, Marla Lukofsky and Von Flores
Writer/Director: John Greyson
Songs: John Greyson and Glenn Schellenberg

Synopsis:
Displaced in time, Victorian sexologist Sir Richard Francis Burton and the ghost of "Patient Zero" come together to clear the latter's name as the individual who introduced the AIDS virus to North America.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 60% / Audience: 41%
  • OMG rating: 8 /10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • Toronto International Film Festival Award for Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The character of "Patient Zero" is never identified as Gaëtan Dugas, the real so-called "Patient Zero" of the AIDS crisis.

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