The director chases the cause of her sister’s sudden death for 10 years. In the course of investigation, cruel truths are discovered. Pharmaceutical companies are inventing diseases and creates medicines that suits those invented diseases. Off-label commercials that promotes medicines with unauthorized effects are generating victims from its side-effects. The movie is both a record for the victims of antipsychotic drugs and a farewell to the sister.
Anniken Hoel is a Norwegian director. She studied film at FAMU (the film academy in Prague), and has directed and shot several documentaries. She often deals with political issues, and likes exploring new approaches to the representation of reality. CAUSE OF DEATH: UNKNOWN is her feature debut.