ZU ENDE LEBEN

DYING TO LIVE

By Rebecca PANIAN

PLAYGROUND MEDIA PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

Social and Human Interest

Festivals
& Awards

Zurich FF 2014
Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Zurich FF 2014
Audience's Award
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • SWISS-GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rebecca PANIAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Rebecca PANIAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Rudolph ISLER (PLAYGROUND MEDIA PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • It is easy to plan life and suppress death. While consumerism and restlessness is prevalent in today's society, confronting loss and grief is increasingly shunned. Director Rebecca Panian wants to break this taboo. In DYING TO LIVE / ZU ENDE LEBEN, she accompanied 51-year-old Thomas, who sufferes 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. A film that deals with the death, but is bursting with life.
      "The fear of death does not keep us from dying, but from living. This saying expresses in simple terms why I wanted to make this film."
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