Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

Kirby Dick’s study of American performance artist and masochist Bob Flanagan, released fully uncensored on DVD for the first time.

Bob Flanagan was an American performance artist, stand-up comic, poet, and lifelong sufferer of cystic fibrosis. He was also a masochist, who found that his S&M experiences helped manage the pain of his illness.

Kirby Dick’s internationally acclaimed award-winning 1997 film follows Bob and his wife, Sheree Rose, through the last years of Flanagan’s life. It is deeply moving, often hilarious profile of a unique artist, giving an insight into Flanagan’s warmth, courage and sense of humour.

This new BFI DVD edition presents the complete, fully uncensored version of a truly astonishing film that was previously cut by the BBFC for its 2002 DVD release.

Product information

    • Certificate

      18

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      90mins

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD877

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