The Suicide Tourist (2006)

The Suicide Tourist
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords death, medical, suicide
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Stuart DeJong Editor n/a 172 7000001
Daniel Seguin Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Ian Kerr Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Terence McKeown Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Terence McKeown Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Zaritsky Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
John Zaritsky Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
The controversial Swiss non-profit, Dignitas, is the only place in the world where, regardless of nationality, those seeking assisted suicide can legally be helped to die. Dignitas' founder, civil rights lawyer Ludwig Minelli, believes death by choice to be a basic human right. He has helped more than 500 people from 40 countries die a dignified and painless death. Fifty-nine-year-old Craig, an eloquent atheist with terminal Lou Gehrig's disease, wants to end his life before slowly suffocating. Focusing on logistical details so she won't fall apart, Mary, Craig's Catholic wife of 38 years, helps her husband prepare for his last trip to Zurich. George has terminal heart disease and wants to die before his life becomes physically unbearable. Betty, his wife of 49 years, is perfectly healthy, loves her daughters and grandchildren, but is determined to die with her husband as she can't bear to live life without him.