Danube Hospital

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

A 2012, HDCam, 75 min.

Synopsis

DANUBE HOSPITAL, a portrait of one of Europe’s largest hospitals, shows the daily routines and work processes at a powerful and highly complex institution. By depicting a modern healthcare facility,

DANUBE HOSPITAL holds a mirror to our society to show how it deals with health and illness, life and death.

 

Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes what goes on in a variety of zones, in conference areas, ORs, patients’ rooms, the disinfection and pathology departments, and the kitchen. As the film visits all these areas, it follows an ingenious principle of a puzzle whose pieces produce an effect only when fully assembled.

A portrait of an institution in which the relationships between processes that are invisible to patients and visitors are shown in all their precision.

 

Credits

Director

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 

Assistant Director

Judith Zdesar

 

Sound/Assistant Camera

Christoph Grasser

 

Photography

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 

Editor

Andrea Wagner

 


Producers:

Markus Glaser

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 

Production:

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

 

A coproduction with

ORF

arte

 

With support of

Filmfonds Wien

Fernsehfonds Austria

 

Awards

Honorable Mention - World Pulse Culturgest Award
IndieLisboa International Film Festival (2013)
Nomination for the Prix Europa
(2012)

Dates

07.11.2012 20:15

Arte

08.10.2012 22:05

ORF III

25.03.2012 23:05

ORF 2

26.10.2014

Festivals: FIDMarseille, Montreal World Film Festival, Diagonale Graz,...

Festivals

Montreal World Film Festival (2012)
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (2012)
Duisburg Film Festival (2012)
FIDMarseille (2012)
Hof International Film Festival (2012)
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2012)
CMU International Film Festival Pittsburgh (2013)
IndieLisboa International Film Festival (2013)
Riviera Maya Film Festival (2013)
Planete Doc Film Festival, Warsaw (2013)

with support of

orf
arte
FFW_Web 3
fernsehfonds_austria

Production

ngf