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Cause of Death: Unknown

1h 25m


Lise Hoel (Renate (Child))Ane-Martha Tamnes Hansgård (Renate (Adult))Øyvind Nyborg Gregersen (Renate's Boyfriend)David Hudson (NIMH Voice)Anja Baron (Lilly Consultant Voice)Brigitta Wagner (FDA Voice)Michael Knese (Viva Zyprexa Singer)


Anniken Hoel



After her sister died suddenly and unexpectedly while being treated with prescription antipsychotics, director Anniken Hoel begins a global investigation into the crimes of the pharmaceutical industry, the unheralded growth of psychiatric diagnoses and medication, and the corruption of the government regulatory agencies that have failed, repeatedly, to protect us. Made over a ten-year period, the film is simultaneously personal and investigative as it follows Anniken as she seeks answers regarding not only the death of her sister, but of the tens of thousands worldwide who have also met a similar fate. Deaths and damages that until now have been all but ignored. Beginning in a small town in Norway, and journeying through Scandinavia, the EU and the US, the chilling documentary-thriller CAUSE OF DEATH: UNKNOWN exposes the inner workings and motivations of a powerful industry that continually puts profits before people, and has been far too influential in defining who is normal and who is "ill".