Allan King

Dying at Grace

Dying at Grace

An extraordinary, transformative experience, Allan King’s Dying at Grace is quite simply unprecedented: five terminally ill cancer patients allowed the director access to their final months and days inside the Toronto Grace Health Centre. The result is an unflinching, enormously empathetic contemplation of death, featuring some of the most memorable people ever captured on film.

Film Info

  • Allan King
  • Canada
  • 2003
  • 143 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

DVD Box Set

5 Discs

$55.96

Dying at Grace
Cast
Carmela Nardone
Joyce Bone
Eda Simac
Lloyd Greenway
Richard Pollard
with family and friends
The staff of the Palliative Care Unit
at the Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre
Credits
Director
Allan King
Producer
Allan King
Cinematography
Peter Walker
Editing
Nick Hector
Sound recordist
Jason Milligan
Sound rerecordist
Michael Bonini

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