La position du lion couché
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There is an art of dying, as there is an art of giving birth. At Topaz, an outpatient palliative care unit, Stéphane, Laura and Anne are trying to live out their last days. This last journey, which we all will make one day, can become a work of art in the same way as a painting or a film. This is what Anne does, organizing her death as a gift to the people closest to her, joining them together in a group she calls "the boat". Together with the members of the boat she shares moments both good and bad, throughout her illness, from beginning to end. This may sum up what the film has set out to propose in turn, a boat for its viewers.

Awards and mentions
Prix de l’Interculturalité
Festival Filmer à Tout Prix
Brussels
2006
Original language
French
Subtitles
English

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Credits

Direction
Mary Jimenez
Participants
Hilde Suys
Annette Burnotte
Jean Burnotte
Cédric Évrard
Thomas Luks
Catherine Gouffau
Original Score
George Vandam
Mixing
Philippe Baudhuin
Translation
Ferdinand du Bois
Co-production
Dérives
Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA)
RTBF

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Stereo
Shooting format
Betacam

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Keywords
Illness, Suffering, Hope, Palliative care, Cancer, Tumour