My Wonderful Life as a Vegetable


An unusual and quirky road movie about former florist Birger Bergmann


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My Wonderful Life as a Vegetable

My Wonderful Life as a Vegetable

Despite the fact that he is paralyzed from head to toe, he maintains that he is now a happier man than he was before he was hit by the incurable disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

My Wonderful Life as a Vegetable is a film about Birger, his love for life and his wife Jutta. And it is about the insistence on being someone and doing something for others, even if the only thing you can do is blink.

Birger wants to save lives. If he had lived somewhere else, like Sweden for example, he would probably have died years ago. But in Denmark, as an ALS-patient he is offered a respirator; a choice which has kept Birger artificially alive for more than 10 years.

Johan, a Swedish father of two, also has ALS.Unless he gets a respirator, his disease leaves him only a few months left to live. Will Birger succeed in helping him?

Director & Producer Lars Feldballe
Produced by Film & TV Compagniet for DR
Duration 58 min.
Year of Production 2012
Original Title Mit lykkelige liv som gr√łntsag