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A beating heart

Sunday 09th October 2011 from 20h00 to 22h45
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Sophie Révil, Christophe Barraud
Produced by
Escazal Films / Diff : France 2

Docudrama, France, 2010, 102 min

AST - Ville de Paris Grand Prix

The heart transplant was the greatest medical adventure of the 20th century. Who would have imagined that the heart, the essential organ of life, could be replaced like a humble motor? Who would have predicted that a person who had just died could give their heart to someone else, thus saving their life? The first heart transplant exploded many myths and marked the dawning of a new era in medicine. The bombshell went off in South Africa in December 1967, not so long ago in fact, and this page of medical history is still being written.


Debate with :

  • Sophie Révil, Director
  • Romain Guillemain, transplant physician at HEGP
  • Salomé Stévenin, actress
  • Thierry Debroux, co-author