Revolverkino at the Gropius Bau
Heal the Living
With “Seconds” by John Frankenheimer
Synchronised breathing in the dark of the cinema can have a therapeutic effect, and it is no coincidence that injury and healing – the miracle of regenerating bodies and souls – has been a central motif throughout cinematic history. This selection of six films, which borrows its title from the French film Réparer les vivants (Heal the Living), oscillates between these two opposing states.
- 107 min
Seconds (John Frankenheimer, USA 1966), English, 19:00
In Seconds, a weary and disillusioned millionaire decides to completely change his appearance by undergoing a risky operation. Waking up in hospital in the form of Rock Hudson, he begins his new life as an artist – but this soon turns out to be no less miserable.