The Beyond

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The second wave of Covid significantly increased mortality in hospitals. What does this mean for the work of Mathieu, employed in the morgue of a regional hospital center? How does he relate to these people whose souls have recently left their bodies?

Director: Daniel Maurer
Length: 09:45
Country: Switzerland
Language: French
Year: 2021

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Director Biography: Cofounder of Casa Azul Films (who produced Jean-Luc Godard's "Livre d'image" - Palme d'or spéciale Cannes 2018) Between 2002 and 2018 Head of Postproduction and DOP on many feature documentaries 2021 "And outside life goes on" - documentary 80 min. 2021 "The Beyond" - documentary 10 min. 2008 "Anniken" - co-director - Short fiction 31 min. 2006 "Looking for Else" - co-director - documentary 52 min. 2000 "Les destinées sentimentales" by Olivier Assayas - Assistant director 2001 "Merci pour le Chocolat" by Claude Chabrol - Assistant director 1997 "Luchando Frijoles" - co-director - documentary 52 min. 1995-1998 Filmschool ECAL Lausanne

Director Statement: My film "L'Au-delà" has been produced in a very short time at the beginning of december 2020 when Covid death rates were at it's highest level in Switzerland. The encounter with Mathieu who is working in the death chamber of a regional hospital was a unique experience. To be directly confronted with the dead bodies as consequence of this virus has changed my vision on what means loosing someone you love.

Producer: Frédéric Gonseth
Writer: Daniel Maurer
Cast: Mathieu Cochard