Official US Trailer for Drama 'Heal the Living' Featuring Tahar Rahim

April 11, 2017
Source: YouTube

Heal the Living Trailer

"We can try to figure out what Simon would have wanted." Cohen Media Group has debuted an official US trailer for the French indie drama Heal the Living, based on the book of the same name (Réparer les vivants) by Maylis De Kerangal. The film stars Tahar Rahim (from A Prophet and The Past) as Thomas Rémige, a doctor who is tasked with caring for a young teenage surfer boy who is in a coma after a car crash. The story follows the lives of three different people, and how they connect after a horrific accident. The cast includes Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen, Monia Chokri, and Alice Taglioni. The film already played at film festivals last fall, and opens this month. This has some stunning cinematography, and it looks like a tender, emotional film about grief. This trailer totally got my attention.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Katell Quillévéré's Heal the Living, direct from YouTube:

Heal the Living Poster

An interweaving of three stories connected to each other via an accident… Early in the morning three surfers draw out to sea to brave the waves. On the road they get an accident. The nineteen-year-old Simon Limbres is transported to the hospital in a comatose state, where the doctor finds that his brain is dead. He is kept alive by machines. His parents must quickly make a difficult decision about possible organ donation. Heal the Living (or Réparer les vivants in French) is directed by Ivory Coast-born filmmaker Katell Quillévéré, of the films Suzanne and Love Like Poison previously. The screenplay is written by Katell Quillévéré and Gilles Taurand; based on the novel of the same name by Maylis De Kerangal. This first premiered at the Venice, Toronto and London Film Festivals last fall. Cohen Media Group will release Katell Quillévéré's Heal the Living in select theaters starting April 14th this month. Anyone interested in this?

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    Dig the vibes.
  • Cletus
    This looks like an excellent movie!
    • Bo
      I agree. It's French so I didn't see any indication of maudlin sentimentality that would be present in a typical American film dealing with this kind of subject matter.
      • By the way, I watched Silence. My thoughts: Scorcese played with lot of allegories and symbolism with a a pitch of some philosophical dilemmas. While I liked the ideas tackled by this movie, and production design, I must confess that I was never emotionally involved in the story. To be honest, and while I acknowledge the talent of Andrew Garfield, I thought he has terribly miscast. He never looked like a fervent priest who struggles with his doubts. In the same vein, I prefer The Bridge on the River Kwai.
        • Bo
          All good points. I like Lean's 'Bridge', but find it difficult to compare with Silence because of the heavy religious themes of Scorsese's film. It's hard for me to really get into all the Christianity nonsense and them suffering, etc. while trying to talk a whole culture out of their very potent thousands of years old spiritual practices thinking that their's is the much better way to go. They got and get what they deserve when going into another country and culture pushing their breed of religion. For that I liked Silence, but was hard pressed to empathize with Garfield, whom I like, Driver's characters. Liam Neeson nailed the film's themes and purposes well in the end, but a little too late for me to end up really liking the whole affair. Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts, tarek.
  • shiboleth
    Although it looks something that might be seen before, this still remains an anticipation of intriguing ...




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