Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

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BBFC Consumer Advice Infrequent strong sex references, language.

London-born Oliver Sacks was a man of extremes. In his youth, he was a self-destructive, bodybuilding biker struggling with drug addiction and his own sexuality. In his maturity, he became a pioneering neurologist and the author of best-sellers such as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.

Filmed with full access to the man himself, and those closest to him, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE both celebrates Sacks’ incredible life and reminds us of his most important teaching: that our ability to connect with others is what truly makes us human.

Directed by Ric Burns, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE is a tender, joyous and life affirming portrait of a truly extraordinary man.

Directed by: Ric Burns;
Themselves: Oliver Sacks; Roberto Calasso; Kate Edgar;

Distributor: Altitude Film Distribution
Release Date: 29/09/2021
Country: United States
Language: English
Running Time: 144 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre: Documentary