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Switzerland, 2014
Documentary, 91 min.

It is easy to plan life and suppress death. While consumerism and restlessness is prevalent in society, confronting loss and grief is increasingly shunned. Director Rebecca Panian wants to break this taboo. She accompanied the 51-year-old Thomas, who suffered from a brain tumour, over several months. She also asked Swiss personalities, among others from the fields of culture, media, medicine and religion, to contemplate the subject of death. Thomas’ self-testimony and the reflections of the other protagonists are distilled into an impressive collage.

directed by

Rebecca Panian


Written by

Rebecca Panian, Elena Ibello



Playground Media Productions AG, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen



Rudolf Isler

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