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Mademoiselle and the Doctor (2004)


The documentary explores euthanasia through the suicide of a healthy 79-year-old woman. The film also interviews Dr Philip Nitschke and follows several people who consult him.

Curator’s notes

Mademoiselle and the Doctor examines a controversial topic that is regularly debated by religious groups. The filmmakers have found an intelligent and articulate interviewee in Lisette Nigot. This makes for excellent viewing.