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Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants)2017

Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Beautifully filmed and powerfully written, Heal the Living interweaves seemingly disparate narrative threads to present a vibrant portrait of human connection.

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Heal the Living follows three seemingly unrelated stories that carefully weave together: a French teenager and his friends on a surfing road trip that leads to tragedy; a woman in another town who learns that her weak heart is beginning to fail and action must be taken; and two teams of doctors and medical experts who struggle through their day-to-day attempts to save lives. Ultimately, it is an impassioned story of personal connections that philosophically, spiritually and literally plumbs the depths of the human heart.

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Critic Reviews for Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants)

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Heal the Living assembles an array of sensitive performances, but it takes place on a more metaphysical plane. Its characters often seem to have stepped outside the normal flow of time.

February 14, 2018 | Full Review…

[Heal the Living] explores the ever-vulnerable body, the social institution of medicine and how individuals stand in relation to each.

September 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Visually extraordinary when it needs to be, and with a laser-sharp focus on its characters' quirks, ethical dilemmas and emotional complications, this French film tells the story of a heart transplant.

June 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Featuring a lovely score by Alexandre Desplat, Quillévéré's film succeeds as a melancholy celebration of the invisible threads that bind us. Worth seeking out.

June 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This truly is cinema to make the heart beat faster.

April 30, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Throughout, Quillévéré keeps asking her cast for the impossible, and gets it.

April 27, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants)

Gorgeously shot and deeply moving film that is a stunning testament to the medical profession at every level and the quiet beauty of ordinary lives.

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