Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Donauspital
Documentary Film, AT 2012, Farbe, 80 min.
Diagonale 2012

Director, Script, Camera: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Editor: Andrea Wagner
Location Sound: Christoph Grasser
Producers: Markus Glaser, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Production: NGF Geyrhalterfilm
Co-production: in Kooperation mit ORF, Arte

 

ORF-Premiere Observing without comment, Geyrhalter explores the workings of the Vienna Donauspital, affording the viewer a fascinating look behind the scenes of a technologically sophisticated hospital. The routine of the doctors and staff proves to be in stark contrast to the hectic image portrayed by the popular TV series. Geyrhalter illustrates the logistical complexity of advanced medicine, offering a cinematic tribute to the Social Medical Center East in its myriad facets, from the helicopter landing pad to the OR, from the industrial laundry to the cafeteria.