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Documentary | 75' and 54' | 2005 | color | 16/9 | 35mm, Betacam Digital, Blu-ray
Original version: French
Subtitles: English, Italian, German

TRAILER

SYNOPSIS

No one knows the day or the hour. When illness strikes, accompanied by pain and physical decline, there we are, faced with death. The outlook on what remains of life appears dismal and full of anguish. How to spare oneself, and one’s closest family, painful agony?

Switzerland is the only country in the world where associations, such as EXIT, quite legally provide suicide assistance to people at the end of their lives. For over twenty years volunteers have accompanied sick and handicapped people towards a death of their choice that seems more dignified to them.

In this documentary, these escorts and the people they accompany tackle death head-on.  Not like a taboo or an unacceptable end, but like a release. In a society tending to control everything, they refer us back to this quintessential, intimate question: Is choosing our death not our ultimate freedom?

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS


SWISS FILM AWARD 2006

Best Documentary

EXIT-prix


GOLDEN LINK AWARD
Best European Coproduction 2006

Prix_ebu


FULL FRAME FEST
Inspiration Award – Honour Mention


FIFF Namur
Jury Honorable Mention


Visions du Réel 2005, Nyon
International Competition


Etats Généraux du Documentaire, Lussas


Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Québec, Canada


Centre de Culture Contemporraine de Barcelone, Espagne


DocuDays Beirut International Documentary Festival 2005, Lebanon


BAFICI Festival internacional de Cine Independiente, Buenos Aires


Festival International du Film de Droits de L’Homme, Paris


13 Muestra Internacional Documental, Bogotá


Yunnan Multiculture Visual Festival, China


6th Eurodok European Documentary Film Festival, Oslo


20th Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds


DocLisboa 2006 International Documentary Film Festival, Portugal


Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada


Locarno International Film Festival, Suisse


Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München, Allemagne


Festival International FIPA 2006, Biarritz


41 Journées de Soleure, Suisse

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