The Death of Mr Lazarescu

Ion Fiscuteanu is the main actor in “The Death of Mr Lazarescu”, a stunning film by Romanian director Cristi Puiu. It shows the last hours of an elderly man in Bucharest going through the hospital machinery. And it was the only role Fiscuteanu ever got international acclaim for, whilst suffering from cancer himself during the shooting of the movie. Not a ‘good-feel” movie, but an amazingly honest and frank reportage style film about what awaits not so well off people at the end of their lives…
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2008/apr/08/obituaries.mainsection