La Vie des morts

by Arnaud Desplechin

1991 Selection

FRANCE 1991 52′

Feature Film

As one of the cousins has just committed suicide, four families get together and stay at the Mac Gillis's. In hospital. Patrick's death is uncertain... Friends' beds are brought in, rooms are distributed. The afternoons linger on, they are all together, yet everyone for himself. In the midst of it all, Pascale Mac Gillis. She has a pain in her stomach. She feels it is her duty to “deliver” Patrick, to give him death, as one gives birth to a baby.