About movie


Original title Orangerie


Orangerie is a unit in Luxembourg’s neuropsychiatric hospital with its nursing staff, doctors and patients. It is a place where daily life is divided between trying to manage illness and learning to live with other people; a place that many have turned to for refuge yet can’t wait to leave. We meet unique and desperate people, the resourceful and the powerless, the talkative and the silent, the carers and the cared-for. We get an insight into the unit’s clinical approach – mental illness has changed, along with its treatment and perception.

Author/s Anne Schiltz & Benoît Majerus


Photography Anne Schiltz
Sound Benoît Majerus
Editing Pia Dumont