They say that for money you can buy anything. Now, for the first time, it can also buy life. Because of new technologies, an ailing liver or a faulty heart can be replaced. But there are lists, and you wait your turn. Yes? No. The marvel of organ transplants has given rise to a whole new world of corruption. It’s called “organ transplant tourism.” If you’re desperate and if you’re rich enough, you travel to an underdeveloped country and buy one.
Baltasar Kormakur’s fascinating film, Inhale, is a dramatic and chilling look at the reality of this horror through a passionate and graphic journey of one father, Paul Stanton, who is desperate to find an organ donor for his dying daughter.
He starts in Mexico where he becomes exposed to the world of “organ tourism.” To save his beloved daughter, he has to face his own sense of morality, to compromise his ethics. He has to make terrible choices. Dermot Mulroney brings sheer passion and raw emotion to the role of the father brutally exposed to the world of desperately poor people who have a commodity to sell--the commodity of life.
The film forces the viewer to question his own ethical morality faced with the same dilemma, and exposes the harsh reality of what money and power can do. Inhale is eye-opening, and beautifully and passionately portrayed.
'Inhale' is now in limited theatrical release.