A hospital for the king of the skies

  • Ein Krankenhaus für den König der Lüfte (German title)
Report | 2002

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    Brief synopsis

    A unique hospital, founded 17 years ago in the middle of the desert of Dubai. It belongs to the royal family personally. The equipment is the best money can buy.
    The director owns six falcons himself. Dr. Remple's home city was Baltimore, he has dealt with sparrows, blackbirds, and robins since his childhood.

    After all, he needs to know what he's talking about on the job. Dr. Remple trains the falcons daily. He says, "Since I've come to Dubai, I have the best working conditions in the world". It's no wonder, given that every tradition-minded family owns at least one falcon - its prized possession. Today, having a falcon is no longer a question of survival but rather of social obligation and pleasure. In the words of Remple, a falcon is 'the Arab's dog'.


    director of photography Axel Schneppat
    directorSteffen Schneider
    screenwriterSteffen Schneider
    assistant sound designer Tobias Fritzsch

    Production companies

     LOOKSfilmLOOKS Film & TV Produktionen GmbH