The documentary “Who helps me to die?” for the ARD touches sensitive issues: Is it acceptable to want to die? Is active euthanasia – under certain circumstances – justifiable?
The film accompanies people during the last months of their lives and talks to their relatives and doctors. The author meets a Dutch doctor for whom active euthanasia is a part of everyday life, and a Swiss doctor who has repeatedly been asked for help by German patients.
In Ulli Wendelmann’s film the patients as well as doctors, like the supporter of active euthanasia Uwe Christian Arnold, lawyers and relatives get a chance to speak. However, this production, too, can give no definitive answers to this highly personal issue.