2014 | Norway | Documentary

Stories of the Sanatorium (Sanatoriet)

  • Norwegian English 21 mins
  • Director | Therese Jacobson
  • Writer | Therese Jacobsen

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The majestic sanatorium looms at the top of a mountain ledge by the beautiful Lustrafjord in Sogn og Fjordane. The isolated building is on the verge of falling apart and is under threat of demolition. The building’s past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, psychiatric hospital and refugee centre is portrayed in this visually stunning documentary: through the exciting and emotional portrayals of those who have lived in the building, like the seriously ill tuberculosis patient who falls in love with the beautiful nurse, a patient nurse relationship was strictly forbidden.

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