Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the poorest countries on the planet, despite its extremely rich sub-soil.

His endless struggle to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators is not welcome. At the end of 2012, the Doctor was the target of another attempt on his life, which he miraculously survived. Threatened with death, this doctor with an exceptional destiny now lives cloistered in his hospital in Bukavu under the protection of the United Nation peacekeepers. But he is no longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him, true activists for peace, hungry for justice.

Original Title L'homme qui répare les femmes
German Title Der Mann, der die Frauen repariert
French Title L'homme qui répare les femmes - La Colère d'Hippocrate
Other Titles L'homme qui répare les femmes
Directed by Thierry Michel
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
Available Formats DVD, Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Thierry Michel Colette Braeckman Christine Pireaux
Film Editing Idriss Gabel
Soundtrack Michel Duprez Edo Bumba
Cinematography Michel Téchy Thierry Michel
Sound Jean-Luc Fichefet
Production Les Films de la Passerelle Thierry Michel, Christine Pireaux; Ryva Production Eric Van Zuylen
Runtime 112 Min.
Language Französisch/d oder f oder e
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«Thierry Michel signe une œuvre aussi bouleversante que passionnante.» Metro

«Le beau film que le cinéaste Thierry Michel et la journaliste Colette Braeckman ont consacré à Denis Mukwege vaut, notamment, pour sa lucidité.» Le Monde

«Un doc militant, qui met ces événements en perspective, en tous points remarquable, et porté par un élan vital qu’il est urgent de partager.» Le Journal du Dimanche

«Les mots des intervenants sont plus forts que toutes les images du monde.» L'Express

«Les témoignages qui parsèment le documentaire sont bouleversants.» Paris Match

«La caméra, toute proche ou à distance respectueuse, les soutient en refusant de se détourner, en hantant les procès, en cherchant des réponses.» La Croix

«L’Homme qui répare les femmes est à la fois le film le plus effroyable et le plus doux de son auteur.» Cahiers du Cinéma

«Dans ce film sublimé par la photogénie du pays, la reporter du journal belge "Le Soir" Colette Braeckman et l'indomptable « cauchemar » des autorités du Congo, Thierry Michel, saisissent la métamorphose de Denis Mukwege.» Télérama

«Ce documentaire qui se place entre le portrait d’un saint et la dénonciation des ignominies guerrières, est ... essentiel.» Première


“What was behind this massive and barbaric sexual violence? Who were the perpetrators? What was the role of natural and mineral resources in this violent evolution? What responsibility had Congolesethere in what was happening? The same questions always asked were not unknown to me.”


Denis Mukwege Bukavu 2013

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