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正義天使:著眼營利(德國/2013年/劇情)
導演:西吉侯特蒙德
演員:卡提亞懷森巴克,羅伯特阿佐恩,雷奧妮布里爾
語言:德語
 
楊是一名四肢癱瘓的病人,她希望出院,但醫生不建議。轉行為醫療責任法專門律師的恩格爾醫師為她打官司,但楊的主治醫師恰是她的父親,她也懷疑診所只顧賺錢不顧人命。
 
派翠西亞恩格爾從醫生轉行為律師,專長為醫療責任法,這次有兩件新案子急待派翠西亞發揮專業和同理心。
 
楊邁沃爾因運動意外而四肢癱瘓,目前在醫院接受治療。他是個聰明人,能夠以幽默感來面對自己的遭遇,甚至還能挖苦一番,往往比照顧者還有精神。楊希望出院,但醫生卻不同意,因此他委託派翠西亞幫他爭取。一開始,派翠西亞不懂問題所在,因為照理來說楊隨時可以為自己辦出院。但他的妻子聽從醫生建議,向法庭申請了病人照護命令,因此楊才需要法律協助,以阻止命令頒布。這件案子的主治大夫恰好是布萊納醫師,也就是派翠西亞的父親。不久,派翠西亞發現案子遠比她想像的複雜,因為楊一開始就沒有坦誠以對。
 
派翠西亞的第二件案子是路透夫婦。蘇珊路透接受家庭醫師的建議,到史崔特診所進行一項複雜的手術。派翠西亞覺得事有蹊蹺,因為史崔特醫生並非這類手術的專家。調查過程中,派翠西亞發現還有別的病患在史崔特診所開刀之後,至今仍為後遺症所苦,甚至有死亡的案例。看來,執行手術的醫師能力不足,其可能性越來越高。診所院長馬格納斯史崔特是一名高傲的醫生,一心只想賺錢而不顧人命,只要家庭醫師、急診室醫師和醫護人員把病人轉到他的診所,他就讓這些人抽成。
 
ANGEL OF JUSTICE – HEAD MONEY (GERMANY/2013/DRAMA)
Engel der Gerechtigkeit - Kopfgeld
Language: German
 
Quadriplegic, Jan, wants to be discharged from the clinic against medical advice. Doctor turned attorney, Dr Engel, fights his doctor who happens to be her father. Meanwhile she also takes on a dodgy clinic more intent on making money than saving lives. 
 
Former doctor Dr. Patricia Engel is an attorney for medical liability law specializing in medicine. Two new cases once again call for Patricia’s professional expertise and human empathy.
 
Following a sports accident Jan Maywald is paralyzed from the neck down and is receiving hospital treatment. Jan copes with his fate with humor and a healthy dose of irony. A smart guy with a keen wit, he is often in better spirits than those treating him. Jan wants to discharge himself from the clinic at his own risk, but his doctors deny him this right. So he asks Patricia Engel to represent his interests. At first Patricia doesn’t understand where the problem lies – Jan can discharge himself at his own risk any time he likes. However, acting on the advice of his doctors, his wife has applied for a patient care order. He needs legal assistance in order to prevent the application being granted. Patricia’s decision to take on the case is complicated by the fact that the doctor in charge is Prof. Brenner, her father. And it’s not long before the dedicated attorney realizes that there’s more to this case than first meets the eye, because Jan has other motivations he initially withholds from her.
 
In the second case Patricia Engel is representing the Reuters. On the instruction of her long-time family doctor, Susanne Reuter was admitted to the Streiter Clinic where she had to undergo a complicated operation. Patricia Engel wonders why Mrs. Reuter was admitted to the Streiter Clinic, especially as Dr. Streiter is not a recognized specialist for this kind of operation. While researching the case, she comes across other patients who have been treated at Streiter’s clinic and are still suffering from the after-effects. The list also includes a number of deaths. The suspicion that treatments carried out by incompetent doctors might have been the cause becomes more likely. The clinic’s medical director Dr. Magnus Streiter turns out to be an arrogant “demigod in white”, who is solely focused on one thing: revenue and profit maximization for his clinic.  To achieve this, he pays head money to family doctors, emergency doctors and paramedics who refer patients to his clinic. 
 
Director: Sigi Rothemund
Producer: Wolfgang Rademann
Production Co: Polyphon Film
Cast: Katja Weitzenböck, Robert Atzorn, Leonie Brill