Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The two sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their terminally ill mother's desire to die before her disease worsens. However, as the weekend progresses, their mother's decision becomes harder and harder to deal with, and old conflicts resurface.
Danish Film Institute
"The issue of helping people who are suffering to die, for me it’s a question of dignity. It’s a big debate in Denmark. It’s this paradox, we own the right to live, but we don’t own the right to decide our own death. That belongs to the government. Because of modern medicine, we live much longer, but we live with diseases that can have us live a very painful life. It’s important to discuss. I hope the audience will reflect on it."
Bille August in an interview with Wendy Mitchell/DFI
Cast: Ghita Nørby, Paprika Steen, Danica Curcic, Morten Grunwald, Pilou Asbæk
Screenplay: Christian Torpe
Director of Photography: Dirk Brüel
Film Editor: Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen
Composer: Annette Focks
Production Designer: Jette Lehmann
Costume Design: Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Sound: Niels Arild
Producer: Jesper Morthorst
Production Company: SF Film Production ApS
World Sales: LevelK
Director: Bille August