There’s a false romantic promise in suicide. People who attempt it expect a better world, a figment of their imagination already created. The creators of this documentary recorded about ten suicide dives from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in 2004. Twenty-four happened in total the same year. We get to see the people jump, we listen to what their friends and relatives have to say and we learn a few things about their lives.
Most of them are addictive and lonely personalities, die-hard dreamers and every so often mention suicide in their everyday conversations. We learn about their families, we understand a lot of things by getting to know them afterwards.
One of the documentary’s messages is that a person who commits suicide only thinks of him/herself when doing it. He doesn’t care how much pain he is likely to cause or how angry his friends and family are going to be towards him. When crying over a dead body we usually say the things we never dared to say during the deceased’s lifetime. Things like “I love you”, “I’m here for you”. Maybe if they knew it all along they wouldn’t attempt to find a way out in the first place.