Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Five terminally ill patients inside the cancer ward of one hospital are the subject of this fictional accounting of different stances in front of the specter of imminent death. Whereas a middle-aged man and woman derive strength and comfort from each other, another young man is driven to suicide after saying a final farewell to his family and friends. The stories about each of the patients are introduced in the staff meetings at the hospital, in which each of the five cases is brought up in sequence.
death, suicide, terminal-illness