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

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The place is run under the benignly imperious hand of "Sister Gilpin" (Jennifer Saunders) with Bally Gill's "Dr. When news of the closure of a small hospital's geriatric ward begins to reach the community, the hospital invites a local news crew to document their planning of a concert in honor of the hospital's most celebrated nurse. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back.

ALLELUJAH is a British drama following the staff and patients at a hospital for the elderly in Yorkshire. For the most part, it’s a heartwarming piece about the indomitable human spirit and the beauty of old age, criticising the prioritisation of profit over people and celebrating the efforts of the NHS in the face of a government that works against their best interests and the interests of those in its care. However, in the closing parts of the final act, a sudden jarring plot twist completely obliterates the established tone. 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.

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.

Allelujah, which is based on Bennett's 2018 play of the same name, tells the story of a geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital which is threatened with closure. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back by galvanizing the local community: they invite a news crew to film their preparations for a concert in honor of the hospital's most distinguished nurse. At the same time, Colin Colman, a consultant to the Health Secretary, arrives at the Beth, whose closure he had advised, to visit his father Joe and assess the hospital.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. If you are in Australia or New Zealand (DVD Region 4), note that almost all DVDs distributed in the UK by the BBC and 2entertain are encoded for both Region 2 and Region 4. 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. But there might be something more threatening to the hospital itself, more deadly than the politicians ready to shut down the place at a moment's notice. Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page.

When a small geriatric hospital in Northern England is threatened with closure, the staff and patients rally together to try and save it. In an epilogue, Valentine is shown working in an intensive care unit at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, where he encounters Ambrose, one of the Beth's former residents, who dies holding his hand. 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.The ceremony to honour Alma is due to occur that day; before it starts, Mary takes Valentine to one side and shows him a video she took of Alma tending to Molly. Judi Dench, Jennifer Saunders, Bally Gill, Russell Tovey and more to star in Alan Bennett's Allelujah film". The film is constantly compromised by its attempts to barb its bouquets of community cutesiness with polemical punches.

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