Dying - a Part of Living

Dola Bonfils, Denmark, 1989

98 min.DK/Documentary

The film follows the everyday routines in a hospital ward for infectious diseases. All doors were opened for the film team to register patients and staff under all circumstances, day and night.
In this special ward patients are taken in with a whole range of different infections, and in this setting the biggest center for treating AIDS patients in Denmark has been placed.
What they set out to portray in the observational cinema form was this complex and demanding challenge in health politics - AIDS - seen through the perspective of everyday work, feelings, thoughts and communications between patient and members of the staff in these tense situations concerning the big question in life: mental and physical crisis in connection with illness and death.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Med døden inde på livet
Danish title Med døden inde på livet
Keywords Hospitals, Hvidovre Hospital, AIDS, Infectious diseases, Treatment for diseases, Medical science, Death, Ethics, 1980-1989
Director Dola Bonfils
Director of Photography Björn Blixt, Claus Baadsgaard
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound Morten Degnbol, Henrik Gugge Garnov
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 16 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 28.08.1989
Cinemas Delta, Café Biografen (Odense), Biografen i Skråen (Aalborg), Øst for Paradis (Århus)
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Hanne Høyberg Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Dola Bonfils


Executive producer Hanne Høyberg
Production manager Per Neumann
Production manager Henning Jensen


Cinematography Björn Blixt
Cinematography Claus Baadsgaard


Editing Niels Pagh Andersen


Sound Morten Degnbol
Sound Henrik Gugge Garnov

Other credits

Consultant Peter Elsass

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