Sunday, September 9, 2007
Michael Moore's "Sicko" is far from Disney for sure, but the movie was released last saturday in France , and i saw it tonight.
Just two words about it - a french point of view - as Michael is talking about France "medicaid" system in the movie.
Basically, what Michael say is true. For instance, if you have an emergency problem - small or big - and if you go to the hospital even at 2 a.m, anybody will get the appropriate medical treatment, and, yes, even if you don't have money, they will take care of you.
It's also true that you will go out without paying. The only thing that Michael forgot to say is that they will send you an invoice later. But, it's not really a big problem, as, in most of the case - i.e if you don't have to stay to the hospital overnight - it will cost you around 70$, probably less. And at least 70% of it will be refund by the social security government system.
Frankly, if the situation in France was as outrageous as it seems to be in the U.S, it will be the revolution here!
This leads me to a quote from the movie when an american living in Paris is saying that one of the big difference between the U.S and France is that "in France, the government is afraid of the people" ( always ready to go down in the streets to demonstrate when they think that the government did something wrong ) and "in the U.S, the people are afraid of the government". I don't know if it's true or not, but from Europe , it's exactly what people can think.
I'm sure that most of you already agree with what Michael is talking about ( and it's difficult to don't agree ) but that's not my point . Everybody talked about the need of a social security system in the U.S , which is obvious, but not about the "movie" itself, and the fact is that it is a very good movie ! Never boring, a perfect balance between facts and emotion, etc...
So, even if you think you don't need to see it because you already agree with what Michael say, you should go to see it for the pleasure to see a good movie !
Publié par Alain Littaye à l'adresse 3:40 PM