Veronika Decides To Die

Synopsis: The story centers on Veronika, a woman in her mid twenties who appears to have everything: good looks, good job and a great life ahead of her. Yet she decides to end her own life. She is unsuccessful and awakens in a mental hospital where she learns that she has only a short time to live. However in the hospital she meets people who are only 'insane' because they don't always follow society's rules. With little left to lose, Veronika embarks on a journey on which she frees herself to experience relationships and emotions and ultimately discovers what it means to live.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Emily Young
Production: Entertainment One Films
 
IMDB:
6.5
R
Year:
2009
103 min
Website
76 Views

Well, let's see.

After you decide that I'm depressed or

whatever, you'll throw me a med, right?

And I know, hundreds of people

who swallow them,

they're all doing

just fine, really.

I go back to work and take

my new antidepressants.

Have dinner with my parents, persuade

them that I'm back to being normal...

and it never gives

me in any trouble.

Then one day,

some man ask me to marry him.

He'd be nice enough and that'll

make my parents very happy.

The first year we make

love all the time.

Then the second and third

less and less.

But, just as we're getting sick

of each other, I'll be pregnant.

Taking care of kids,

working on the jobs, paying mortgages...

that'll keep us on even keel

for a while.

And then, ten years into it,

he'll have an affair...

because I'm... too busy

and I'm too tired.

And when I find out...

I'd like to kill him...

his mistress... myself.

We'll get passed it.

In a few years,

he gonna have another one.

And this time, I just pretend

that I don't know, because...

somehow giving in to fast just doesn't

seem worth the trouble this time.

And you know, I'm happy

at least a few days.

Sometimes, wishing my kids

could have the life that I never had.

Other times... secretly pleased

their trying to be duplicates of me.

I'm fine... really.

Green is not the new black.

Hasn't anyone else noticed that

everyone has gone completly insane?

Why is everyone so afraid

to look at things as they really are?

Slogans like these have succeeded

in distracting...

all the things that really matter.

There's no other escape.

I want people to know I believe

in killing myself rather then to join...

this collective madness

in the world we all live in.

This is not the real world.

Goodbye,

Veronika Deklave.

Call 911!

Audrey, call 911!

The syringe is going in.

- Pressure is 100 over 60.

- I need for you to back up.

Pressure is down

to 80 over 40.

Bring her inside.

Move her

into intensive care.

Could you please

send in my 9:
15.

Edward!

Come on now, Edward.

I wanted to let you know that your fathers

annual visit is scheduled for next week.

He will ask then

if you've made any progress.

Have you made any progress, Edward?

You know Villette, works for the great

majority of people who come here.

The last few times your father visited,

I suggested to bring you home...

but...

well... I'm certain he believes

you being here, is for the best.

What'd you think of that, Edward?

Nurse!

Relax. We're gonna take

good care of you.

Take it easy.

Here we are.

Veronika?

You were in coma

and in intensive care, for 2 weeks...

before being well enough

to be with us here.

Where am I?

Villette.

Villette?

A privately funded psychiatric

facility on the Hudson River.

Our director, Dr. Blake has taken

special interest in your case.

You're psychiatrists!

Why am I here?

Who brought me here?

Your parents approved it.

Veronika, can I ask you

a few questions?

Your date of birth?

December 24, 2000...

Um...

Your address?

Your place of emmployment?

Freeman and Stanley.

Your position?

Assistant Account Executive.

Seventy-five thousand a year...

plus additional

health benefits included.

The color of your mothers' hair?

I don't remember.

The color of my hair?

Blond.

Are you sure?

"Deklava" is Slovenian?

Your parents are from...

My parents left

before I was born.

We get along just fine,

if that's what you're wondering.

Look, how long

do I have to stay here?

Unfortunately...

we have some difficult news...

in that regard.

Somebody wanna tell me

what's going on?

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