Veronika Decides To Die

Synopsis: The story centers on Veronika, a woman in her mid twenties who appears to have everything: good looks, good job and a great life ahead of her. Yet she decides to end her own life. She is unsuccessful and awakens in a mental hospital where she learns that she has only a short time to live. However in the hospital she meets people who are only 'insane' because they don't always follow society's rules. With little left to lose, Veronika embarks on a journey on which she frees herself to experience relationships and emotions and ultimately discovers what it means to live.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Emily Young
Production: Entertainment One Films
103 min

That's yours.


We're ready to begin, when you took

the overdose, your heart stopped.

And the infarct of a heart attack,

which caused a ventricular aneurysm.

In layman's terms,

you've damaged the mechanism...

that pumps blood into the heart, which

has caused irreversible damage to it.

Your heart attack produced a scar,

which in time became an aneurysm.

I'm afraid the aneurysm is so large,

it's... inoperable.

It will get bigger and bigger

every day, until it finally ruptures.

So, I'm gonna die after all?

I'm afraid so.

Well, how long do I have?

A year... years?

Exact estimates are impossible.

Not years.

Okay. So, six months?

Five months, four months?

It could be any time, um...

It may only be

a matter of weeks... at most.

I have to wait that long?


If I succeeded,

why don't you just kill me now?

It might be

too much for you to take in.


I think we've said

enough for now.

We think this is

the best place for you.

We'll be giving you

regular shots in your heart,

which may make you feel

that you're tired.

But we'll do everything we can

to make your last days here as...

pleasant as possible.

Do my parents know?

No. Not yet.

Will you tell 'em?

I think we said

enough for now.

Natasha, would you... please?

Yes, doctor.

Eight hundred sixty.

Eight hundred and sixty.

Eight hundred sixty-two.

Eight hundred sixty-three.

Eight hundred sixty-four.

Eight hundred sixty-five.

There you are!


I'm your new roommate, Claire.

This place isn't so bad, you know.

They have really good drugs.

I'm leaving any day now.

But not before I have more round

of my coma treatment.

You're really pretty.

I'm gonna tell you a trick

of this place.

It's a story.

Once, upon a time...

there was a powerful wizard

who wanted to destroy a whole kingdom.

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Roberta Hanley

Roberta Hanley is an actress and movie director. She directed the 1998 movie Brand New World, for which she was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the 2001 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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