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When a man asks to die

Friday 05th October 2012 from 20h30 to 22h00
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Anne Georget
Written by
Anne Georget
Produced by
Quark Productions

Documentary, France, 2011, 52 min

Competition Grand Jury

Victim of a locked-in syndrom, Michel S. has been living for 3 years in an institution. He is totally paralysed, he needs machines to eat and breathe. During the last months, he made a decision and asked to die, as the law allows him to… But the doctors refuse. The film follows the medical teams, the family, Michel and all those concerned, affected by this decision, until the concrete actions that could result. Without resorting to pity, the film gives a human dimension to the ethic questions on euthanasia.


Debate with :

  • Véronique Fournier, Director of the Centre d'Ethique Clinique
  • Anne Georget, Director
  • Patrick Winocour, producer (Quark Productions)

Know more

  • More information about Anne Georget, director on her website. (French)