A nurse meets people at their weakest. In January 2016, documentary film director Nicolas Philibert had to visit the emergency room, after which he decided to realise his idea about paying tribute to nurses. In his familiar fashion, he directed, shot and edited the film himself.
Philibert follows students of three different classes at a nursing school outside Paris.
The three-part film begins with the basics. The students learn how to wash their hands, dose drugs, move patients, give injections, provide life support, and work ethically.
Laughter rings out in the classrooms but soon dies down during the training period. The trainees have to face the fragility of life, the hurry at work and the shortage of resources, and many noble ideas remain unrealised.
Finally, the students go through their experiences, emotions and future with their teachers.
More than 30 000 people start nursing studies in France every year. Students from various social and ethnic backgrounds are united by their motivation to help people. They graduate to a rewarding but taxing profession that is still appreciated far too little.
Anna-Sofia Joro (Translation: Marko Pyhähuhta)
- Name in Original Language: De chaque instant
- Director: Nicolas Philibert
- Country: France
- Year: 2018
- Length: 105 min
- Age limit: K12
- Format: DCP
- Cinematography: Nicolas Philibert
- Editing: Nicolas Philibert, Janusz Baranek
- Production: Denis Freyd / Archipel 33, Archipel 35
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