Feature-length documentary


And Outside Life Goes On

by Daniel Maurer

Documentary, 81min, 2021

« And outside life goes on » takes us to the heart of the hospital realm following Éric, Frédérique, Marc and Giuseppe. Their fates cross ways when several Swiss regional hospitals shut down and give way to a new and modern, much bigger, rational and functional hospital. Éric and Frédérique, two emergency nurses, make us see through their eyes their cruel confrontation to their patients’ suffering and their encounters with death. Giuseppe, retired, needs to go to the hospital every 2nd day because of his kidney failure. To Marc, President of the Chablais-Riviera Hospital’s Council, the new hospital project and construction is what he lives for.


  • 8th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra 2021 – Grèce
    2nd International Feature Documentary Award
  • Shenzhen International Film Festival 2021 – Chine
    Best Director Award
  • Red Movie Awards – October 2021 – Reims France
    Special Mention Documentary & Best Edit