Synopsis:
A consulting room, in a public hospital, in Belgium. A doctor sees patients there: men and women, often accompanied by a loved one. Most are seriously ill, and they know it. They came to talk about their end of life. As far as the circumstances and as far as the law allows them, these patients indeed want to choose their death. The dialogues are frank, intense, and overwhelmingly authentic. Above all, they are imbued with great gentleness. "The Last Words" show these encounters, with discretion and respect. The film also shows the caregivers, in their exchanges and their questions. A lesson in life, and in humanism ...
Recent selection(s):
Warsaw International Film Festival (Warsaw)
Doclisboa (Lisbonne)
Recent award(s):
Warsaw International Film Festival (Warsaw)
Director's filmography:
Agnès Lejeune
- 10 ans d'histoires partagées... et la vie continue (Faits divers) (2002)
- Au Bonheur des Dames ? (2018 - Feature)
- Les mots de la fin (2021 - Feature)
Gaëlle Hardy
- Les petites caresses
- Le chemin des mères (2015 - Short)
- Au Bonheur des Dames ? (2018 - Feature)
- Les mots de la fin (2021 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2021
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
72
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Les Films de la Passerelle
Distributor:
Le Parc Distribution
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