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The Good Death (2018)

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Janette is terminally ill and wants to die in a dignified way but British laws do not allow it. She gets in touch with Dr. Erika in Switzerland, who is willing to help her. Muscular ... See full summary »

Director:

Tomas Krupa (as Tomás Krupa)

Writers:

Lukas Hanulak (as Lukás Hanulák), Tomas Krupa (as Tomás Krupa)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Janette Butlin Janette Butlin ... Self
Bridget Convey Bridget Convey ... Self
Simon Convey Simon Convey ... Self
Erika Preisig Erika Preisig ... Self
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Janette is terminally ill and wants to die in a dignified way but British laws do not allow it. She gets in touch with Dr. Erika in Switzerland, who is willing to help her. Muscular dystrophy, the illness that Janette suffers from, has affected her family for generations. Janette's mother was wheelchair bound for decades, becoming a prisoner in her own body. Janette refuses to wait for death in unbearable pain so she opts for physician-assisted suicide. Before leaving on her last journey from England to Switzerland, she has to explain her intention to her family members and close friends. Her son Simon has also inherited this illness and, therefore, has much more sympathy regarding her decision than his sister Bridget. If no cure for this illness is found, he will face the same decision process as his mother. Both children try to convince Janette to postpone her death. Do we own our life or does it own us? Written by Hailstone

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Do we own our life or does it own us?

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Edited into Une bonne mort (2020) See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2019 (Slovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobrá smrt See more »

Filming Locations:

West Mersea, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

EUR158,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,080
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Dolby SR

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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