Director: Jérôme le Maire | Countries of production: Belgium, France, Switzerland | Year: 2016 | Length: 85 min
Language: French with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Screened as part of TOAFF17

All over Europe burnout has reached epidemic proportions among employees in the public and private sectors. Will we end up killing ourselves? Or will we be able to find meaning and joy at work?

Faced with increasing “productivity” targets and forced to operate at paces more suited to an assembly line than an operating unit, the surgeons and anaesthetists are struggling to keep up – and to put up with one another. By casting its lens wider, capturing the reality of hospital life for the porters and cleaners, too, the film offers an overarching understanding of the pressures brought to bear on our health services.

This intimate portrait of a working team on the verge of self-implosion will resonate with anyone who has ever managed a team or worked as part of one – and offers salutary insight into how working conditions everywhere would benefit from putting humanity at the heart of Human Relations.

IDFA, Competition Feature Length Documentary Nominee
CPH:DOX, Official Selection

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