Danube Hospital

  • DANUBE HOSPITAL, a portrait of one of Europe’s largest hospitals, shows the daily routines and work processes at a powerful and highly complex institution. By depicting a modern healthcare facility, DANUBE HOSPITAL holds a mirror to our society to show how it deals with health and illness, life and death.

    Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes what goes on in a variety of zones, in conference areas, ORs, patients’ rooms, the disinfection and pathology departments, and the kitchen. As the film visits all these areas, it follows an ingenious principle of a puzzle whose pieces produce an effect only when fully assembled.

    A portrait of an institution in which the relationships between processes that are invisible to patients and visitors are shown in all their precision. 



  • director(s): Nikolaus Geyrhalter
  • cinematographer(s): Nikolaus Geyrhalter
  • editor(s): Andrea Wagner
  • producer(s): Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
  • production company: Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

technical data

  • film format: HD
  • audio format: Stereo
  • production year: 2012
  • runtime: 75'
  • countries: AUSTRIA
  • genres: human interest, science
  • languages: German
  • subtitles: English


  • "Illuminating, occasionally wince-inducing documentary assembled with quietly competent professionalism." The Hollywood Reporter 


  • Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film
  • FIDMarseille
  • Hof International Film Festival
  • Montreal World Film Festival

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