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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 Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Med døden inde på livet
Danish title Med døden inde på livet
Keywords Ethics, Health, Denmark, 1980-1989, Hospitals, AIDS, Treatment for diseases, Death
Director Dola Bonfils
Director of Photography Björn Blixt, Claus Baadsgaard
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound Morten Degnbol, Henrik Gugge Garnov
Production country Denmark
Production company Hanne Høyberg Filmproduktion
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

Companies

Production company Hanne Høyberg Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Dola Bonfils

Production

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

Cinematography

Cinematography Björn Blixt
Cinematography Claus Baadsgaard

Editing

Editing Niels Pagh Andersen

Sound

Sound Morten Degnbol
Sound Henrik Gugge Garnov

Other credits

Research Peter Elsass

Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

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