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BURNING OUT

by Jérôme Le Maire

synopsis

Burning Out is literally a drama about life and death. For two years, the Belgian director Jérôme le Maire followed the members of a surgical unit in one of the biggest hospitals in Paris. Constantly under severe stress, understaffed and subject to severe budget cuts, employees fight each other for resources. Meanwhile the management imposes ever more stringent efficiency and profitability targets. All over Europe burnout has reached epidemic proportions among employees in the public and private sectors. Will we end up killing ourselves? Or will we be able to find meaning and joy at work?

international title: Burning Out
original title: Burning Out
country: Belgium, France, Switzerland
sales agent: CAT&Docs
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Jérôme Le Maire
film run: 85'
screenplay: Jérôme Le Maire, Pascal Chabot
film editing: Matyas Veress
music: George Van Dam
producer: Arnauld de Battice, Isabelle Truc
co-producer: Félicie Roblin, Elisabeth Garbar
production: At-Production, Zadig Productions, Louise Productions Sàrl
backing: Cinema Center of the Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, CNC, Cineforom, Romand Lottery, Cinema Department / Cinéma du Réel of HEAD – Geneva, Tax Shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium, Creative Europe, Media Program of the European Union, Dok Incubator Workshop 2016, Pitching du Réel, Nyon International Film Festival.

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