Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants)

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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)

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (54) | Rotten (5)

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

    Sep 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.

    Jun 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Throughout, Quillévéré keeps asking her cast for the impossible, and gets it.

    Apr 27, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a superlative French entry into the organ transplant movie sub-genre (Seven Pounds, 21 Grams, John Q, Dirty Pretty Things). In this case, however, the beauty resides in what the film doesn't do, rather than what it should.

    Apr 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

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  • You're nagged by the sense that Quillévéré the director is a little more brilliant than Quillévéré the co-writer.

    Apr 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a film full of grace notes -- self-contained scenes that play like mini-symphonies.

    Apr 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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  • Oct 01, 2016
    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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