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Film

And Outside Life Goes On

Director

Daniel Maurer

Country

Switzerland

No Main Competition

Length

1:21:22

About

With the Covid crisis we have realized that working in a hospital means to be confronted to life and death in a very direct way. « Birth of a hospital » takes us to the heart of the hospital realm following Éric, Frédérique and Giuseppe. Their fates cross ways when several Swiss regional hospitals shut down and give way to a new and modern, much bigger, rational and functional hospital. Éric and Frédérique, two emergency nurses, make us see through their eyes their cruel confrontation to their patients' suffering and their encounters with death. Giuseppe, retired, needs to go to the hospital every 2nd day because of his kidney failure.