It all starts at daybreak, with three young surfers who master the roiling seas. On their way home a few hours later, a shattering accident occurs. Dependent on life support in a hospital in Le Havre, Simon may not be long for this world… Meanwhile, in Paris, a woman awaits the organ transplant that could give her a new lease on life.
FOCUS ON: Director’s Statement
“I discovered Maylis de Kerangal’s novel when it came out in January 2014. The book immediately captivated me. I couldn’t put it down and was totally shaken by the story it tells. The migration of one heart towards another, beyond the sheer dramatic power inherent in such a circumstance, opens up scientific, poetic and metaphysical perspectives. I’m fascinated by the opposing elements here. On one hand, we have biomedicines modern and constantly evolving usages of the human body, and on the other, we have the age- old questions: where does life end, what is death, being, the symbolic nature of our body parts…?”
– Katell Quillévéré
“An ambitious third film”
– The Hollywood Reporter
“Katell Quillévéré’s superb third feature is a wrenching medical drama that blends dazzling formal polish with rawest emotion.”