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La linea verticale
Intermediate
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Luigi is the protagonist of this series from RAI Fiction and Wildside. He's forty years old with a wife, a little girl, and another child on the way, when he suddenly finds himself having to spend a lot of time in the oncology unit of a hospital. Although La linea Verticale (the vertical line) is a work of fiction, it's based on a real story, and we are able to see, through Luigi's eyes, what daily life in an Italian hospital is like.

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La linea verticale - EP1 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

In this TV series, Luigi discovers he is ill and while he is waiting to see the doctor, his thoughts turn to his death, and how he would like his funeral to be.

La linea verticale - EP1 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Luigi discovers that not only is his oncologist young, but he is his first patient. Luigi and his wife are nervous but ready, while the department head seems to be more interested in her phone call.

La linea verticale - EP1 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Some patients are afraid to go home, to do things for themselves, but once they are well, they must. Luigi waits to sign the informed consent form before his operation. He hears about Doctor Zamagna who will be performing the surgery.

La linea verticale - EP1 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Doctor Policari brings the consent form, along with some seemingly paradoxical advice. Luigi's wife tries to get more information from this doctor, without success.

La linea verticale - EP1 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Luigi's wife reads the consent form. Meanwhile, Luigi gets prepped by different nurses for the operation he will have the next day.

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