Allelujah [Blu-ray] [2023] [Region Free]

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Allelujah [Blu-ray] [2023] [Region Free]

Allelujah [Blu-ray] [2023] [Region Free]

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sex There are occasional sex references and innuendo, including to promiscuity, foot fetishes, and very discreet references implying a man may have been a sex worker. Elsewhere on the ward, Judi Dench plays Mary, a retired librarian with a passion for cataloguing rather than books, but a keen interest in marginalia: the readers’ revealing scribbles at the side of the page. Check out more of our Film coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to see what's on tonight.

The threatened closure of a geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital stirs an uprising from the local community, who invite a news crew to film preparations for a concert in honour of the hospital’s most distinguished nurse. Julia McKenzie is a woman with dementia whose daughter and son-in-law are desperate to keep her alive for a few more months for inheritance tax reasons (again, a slightly broad characterisation, which might have worked better on stage than on screen). The place is run under the benignly imperious hand of "Sister Gilpin" (Jennifer Saunders) with Bally Gill's "Dr. Allelujah celebrates the spirit of the elderly patients whilst paying tribute to the deep humanity of the medical staff battling with limited resources and ever-growing demand.By the film’s end, Dr Valentine is face-masked up in the middle of the pandemic, delivering a bone-rattling monologue about the state of the NHS after the most WTF third act twist we’ve seen since Jamie Dornan confessed a sincere belief that he was a honeybee in Wild Mountain Thyme. As is the way with reviewing new releases whose plots hang on a major revelation, we can’t really talk about Allelujah's hellacious Hail Mary of a finale here.

The film was released on 17 March 2023 by Pathé in France and Switzerland and in the United Kingdom through Warner Bros.ALLELUJAH is a British drama following the staff and patients at a hospital for the elderly in Yorkshire. Photograph: Photo Credit: Rob Youngson/Rob Youngson View image in fullscreen ‘The ostensible purpose and meaning of the film is of course to proclaim the value of the NHS’ … Jennifer Saunders in Allelujah.

An exhausted, enraged Valentine leaves the hospital and breaks the fourth wall with an impassioned monologue in defence of the NHS. The film stars Jennifer Saunders, Bally Gill, Russell Tovey, David Bradley, Derek Jacobi, and Judi Dench. In October 2021, it was announced that Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Saunders, Bally Gill, Russell Tovey, and David Bradley had joined the cast of the film, [5] and principal photography began later that month.Allelujah, Richard Eyre’s bewildering new adaptation of Alan Bennett’s play about an at-risk elderly ward in Yorkshire, starts with the kindly Dr Valentine (Bally Gill) espousing how he’s “always loved the old”. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back by galvanising the local community: they invite a news crew to film their preparations for a concert in honour of the hospital's most distinguished nurse. This is very much by design, and an additional postscript added for this cinematic adaptation does its best to massage the ending into the cultural zeitgeist surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, but it does leave the experience as a whole feeling somewhat disjointed. The Bethlehem hospital, nicknamed "the Beth" by locals, staff and residents, is a small geriatric hospital in the city of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, being threatened with closure due to funding cuts to the NHS.

Featuring a powerhouse cast led by Jennifer Saunders and newcomer Bally Gill, supported by Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, David Bradley, Russell Tovey and Julia McKenzie, ALLELUJAH is a warm, humorous, and deeply moving story about surviving old age. The copyrights of all the content belongs to their respective original owners and streaming service providers. Upsetting scenes occur in which characters deal with illness, old age, and the death of loved ones - as well as their own fear of death. The ostensible purpose and meaning of the film is of course to proclaim the value of the NHS, although you might argue that this faith is slightly deflected or undermined by the big narrative reveal – inspired by well-attested real life cases. Coraline, Stick Man, Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires, The Boy in the Dress, Grandpa's Great Escape, Patrick, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Sumotherhood, Dawn French is a Huge Tw*t, Sing, Sing 2 and Death on the Nile are the popular movies of Jennifer Saunders.

But it is facing closure from hardfaced Whitehall bean-counters who want giant cost-efficient hospitals or glitzy “centres of excellence” with measurable success rates. One of the residents, Mary Moss, is discouraged from being interviewed on-camera by the television crew, but Valentine gives her an iPad and encourages her to document her day-to-day experiences.

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