Gunther von Hagens "Body World" - A Dokumentary

The documentary "Body Worlds" is based on an exclusive interview from 2002 that we conducted with Gunter von Hagens. The interview was about his intentions that led him to the invention of "Plastination" and the idea of the "Body Worlds" exhibitions. It was also about a metaphysical contemplation of transience.
In 2008, Gunther von Hagens contracted Parkinson's disease, which impaired his motor skills and speech center. I.e. such an interview with the complete authenticity of the inventor of Plastination will unfortunately no longer be possible.
On the basis of this exclusive interview, we then arranged the history of the "Body Worlds" exhibitions and the invention of "Plastination" in the context of reflections on the transience of existence into a comprehensive documentary, in which the viewers are informed about all the important elements in this context, but also have the opportunity to engage in a kind of self-reflection with their own lives, with their own transience.

The documentary "Body Worlds" is based on an exclusive interview from 2002, which we conducted with Gunter von Hagens about his intentions for the invention of "Plastination", the idea of the "Body Worlds" exhibitions and a reflection on being.

  • Jean Paul Saron
  • Hans Günter Grenouillet
  • Anna T. Schreiber
  • Hans Günter Grenouillet
  • Kay Tilgner
  • Creativ Suisse TV AG
  • Kay Tilgner
    executive producer
  • Dr. Angelina Whalley
    Key Cast
    "Angelina Whalley"
  • Gunther von Hagens
    Key Cast
  • Tom Gallagher
    Male - Voice
  • Claire Glover
    Female - Voice
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Gunter von Hagens Körperwelten - Ein Leben für das Unvergängliche
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 hour
  • Completion Date:
    July 18, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Switzerland
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
    Sales Agent
    Country: Switzerland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jean Paul Saron

Hans Günter Grenouillet, alias Sean Paul Saron, grew up in Germany as a descendant of the Huguenots and quickly had a connection to the media. And shaped the TV era in southern Germany.

Start of his TV era in Berlin with "HOLIDAY" a travel magazine.
Start of television broadcasting in Würzburg. Foundation of TV Touring, TV Company.
Start of television broadcasting in Achaffenburg + Schweinfurt.
Foundation of the hotel television "CITY TV", Berlin Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Dresden, Leipzig, Munich with about 300 hotels participating.
Sale of the television station "TV TOURING" to the big "Oschmann-Group" Nuremberg.
2001 - 06
Establishment and operation of the television station "EURO3 Bodenseefernsehen" with studios in Friedrichshafen, Ravensburg, Singen and Villingen-Schwenningen.
Produced numerous films and documentaries "Metamorphoses" in France.
Sale of "EURO 3" to the "Schwäbischer Verlag", now "REGIO TV".
2007- 08
CEO of "RheinMain-TV" Bad Homburg. Realignment of the station.

2008 - till today
Various media projects on the internet. Production of cinematic artist biographies as well as various projects like ArchitekturTV and many more.
2008 - 2022
Production of 4 feature films "SWISS CONNECTIONS" and 12 episodes, with the same title for TV and streaming channels.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

This project has been on my mind since 2002.
I wanted to revisit the topic from back then.
And I developed a concept that came out of the 2002 interview.
With the sub-theme of the transience of death. Who are we? What are we made of? And how can we see ourselves? I think today it's important to think beyond ourselves and also look at ourselves, what matters in life. And when we drop the covers, we are all just human beings after all.
That was an intention for the film.