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Fade to Black (2017)

Peter Short, the charismatic CEO of a major Australian company, learns that he has only months to live after he is diagnosed with terminal oesophageal cancer. Not wanting to face a painful ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Ervine
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Peter Short ... Self
Rodney Syme Rodney Syme ... Self
Richard Di Natale Richard Di Natale ... Self
Andrew Denton ... Self
Philip Nitschke Philip Nitschke ... Self
Fiona Patten Fiona Patten ... Self
Margaret Tighe Margaret Tighe ... Self
Lachlan Dunjey Lachlan Dunjey ... Self
Elizabeth Short Elizabeth Short ... Self
Mitchell Short Mitchell Short ... Self
Lesley Cunningham Lesley Cunningham ... Self
Nicholas Cowdery Nicholas Cowdery ... Self
Paul Russell Paul Russell ... Self
Jeff Kennett ... Self
Ian Haines Ian Haines ... Self
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Peter Short, the charismatic CEO of a major Australian company, learns that he has only months to live after he is diagnosed with terminal oesophageal cancer. Not wanting to face a painful death, Peter decides to source the lethal drug Nembutal, giving him the option to end his own life peacefully. With the help of a rogue doctor who supplies the drug to suffering patients, Peter sets out to have voluntary euthanasia legalised in Australia.

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An Important Film
14 August 2017 | by solstraSee all my reviews

This film should be discussed widely. I had never realized before seeing this film the two very different elements of this argument - assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. Quite different problems legally and practically. As for Peter Short - just an extraordinary man. We can only hope his work provides some impetus for the fight that is still being waged. In all, a wonderful film that should be seen and discussed.


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Australia | Netherlands

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English

Release Date:

1 August 2017 (Australia) See more »

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