A Good Death is based on Wannie de Wijn’s successful 2008 stage play about a group of relatives gathering to say goodbye to a terminally ill member. Bernhard has late-stage lung cancer and has decided to end his suffering with the help of his friend and doctor, Robert. The end is planned for 9 on a Saturday morning. It is now 18 hours prior to that deadline, and Bernhard’s family arrives at the house to discover, to their dismay, his plan to end his life. Only Bernhard is at peace with his decision. Each family member registers a slightly different reaction to the impending event.
A Good Death is an emotional and thought provoking film that looks into euthanasia and the consequences on the dying and the living. This film explores both sides of the argument relating to euthanasia, in a human and intelligent way.
Running Time 85 minutes