Heal the Living
|Heal the Living|
|Réparer les vivants|
|Directed by||Katell Quillévéré|
David Thion |
Katell Quillévéré |
Réparer les vivants (Mend the Living)|
by Maylis de Kerangal
|Music by||Alexandre Desplat|
|Edited by||Thomas Marchand|
Les Films du Bélier
Les Films Pelléas
|Distributed by||Mars Films (France)|
|Box office||$2.2 million|
Heal the Living (French: Réparer les vivants) is a 2016 French-Belgian drama film. It was directed by Katell Quillévéré, written by Quillévéré and Gilles Taurand, and scored by Alexandre Desplat, and stars Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, and Kool Shen. Based on the novel Réparer les vivants (Mend the Living) by Maylis de Kerangal, Heal the Living interweaves three stories connected to each other via an organ transplant. The film was presented in the Horizons section at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.
- Tahar Rahim as Thomas Rémige
- Emmanuelle Seigner as Marianne
- Anne Dorval as Claire
- Bouli Lanners as Pierre Révol
- Kool Shen as Vincent
- Monia Chokri as Jeanne
- Alice Taglioni as Anne Guérande
- Karim Leklou as Virgilio Breva
- Alice de Lencquesaing as Alice Harfang
- Finnegan Oldfield as Maxime
- Théo Cholbi as Sam
- Gabin Verdet as Simon
- Dominique Blanc as Lucie Moret
- Galatéa Bellugi as Juliette
- Titouan Alda as Johan
- Andranic Manet as Chris
- Irina Muluile as Gisèle
- Steve Tientcheu as Hamé Gaye
- Danielle Arbid as Elsa
Heal the Living has a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 54 reviews, with an average rating of 7.6/10, and an 82/100 on Metacritic based on 12 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
Variety described the film as "sublimely compassionate, heart-crushing". Screendaily said the film is "an emotionally satisfying, cinematically deft look at interwoven fates...which knits together quietly luminous performances".
|Award / Film Festival||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|César Awards||Best Adaptation||Katell Quillévéré and Gilles Taurand||Nominated|
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- "Film Review: 'Heal the Living'". Variety. 4 September 2016.
- "'Heal The Living': Venice Review". Screendaily. 3 September 2016.
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