Second Run to release Geoffrey Smith’s award-winning documentary ‘THE ENGLISH SURGEON’ on World Premiere Blu-ray

Second Run will release Geoffrey Smith’s multi-award-winning documentary THE ENGLISH SURGEON on Region Free, World Premiere Blu-ray on 14 August 2023.

The film centres on the work of Henry Marsh, a leading British brain surgeon, and a pioneer of neurosurgical technique whose expertise provides a glimmer of hope to patients in impoverished post-Soviet Ukraine.

Instrumental in creating a viable clinic in Kyiv that could offer hope to those who would otherwise go untreated, Marsh literally holds the power of life and death in his hands, provoking inevitable moral dilemmas. Grounded in compassion and humanity, this fascinating film unsentimentally explores the often complex relationship with his patients.

Beautifully shot and edited, with a haunting score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, this powerful, emotive film shares the triumphs of Marsh’s successes and the profound sorrow of his failures.

Special Features:

Presented from a new HD transfer approved by the director

Exclusive, newly filmed interview with surgeon Henry Marsh

Exclusive, newly filmed interview with director Geoffrey Smith


Booklet with a new essay by film writer and critic Trevor Johnston

World Premiere release on Blu-ray

Region Free Blu-ray (A/B/C)

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