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Woman Doctors (1984)

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Dr. Lydia Kowalenko loses her job at a pharmaceutical company after she refuses to cover up the shortcomings of certain captive preparations that have already cost lives. Through ... See full summary »

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Dr. Katia Michelsberg
Daniel Jacob ...
Thomas 'Tom' Michelsberg
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Dr. Werner Michelsberg
Inge Keller ...
Dr. Lydia Kowalenko
Gerlinde Bölke ...
Gunhild Klippel
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Dr. Riemenschild
Käthe Reichel ...
Dr. Plauner
Rolf Hoppe ...
Dr. Böblinger
Horst Schulze ...
Oberstaatsanwalt Bitterim
John Harryson ...
Dr. Johanson
Hartmut Puls ...
Dr. Haase
Christoph Engel ...
Dr. Zillner
Wolfgang Dehler ...
Kuno
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Polnischer Arzt
Barbara Dittus ...
Sekretärin
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Dr. Lydia Kowalenko loses her job at a pharmaceutical company after she refuses to cover up the shortcomings of certain captive preparations that have already cost lives. Through connections, she soon finds herself a new position. Shortly afterwards, however, her old boss gets her back under his wing again due to a company merger. This time around, she begins to conform. Her daughter Katia, also a doctor, is unscrupulously intent on pursuing her own career from the outset. Driven by her research ambitions, she carries out an unnecessary operative intervention in the clinic on a female patient who then dies from the operation's complications. Katia's son Thomas, who also wants to become a doctor, works as an assistant in the pathology department. He witnesses how the case is covered up and how litigation by the clinic director is quickly forestalled. When Thomas has an accident, he dies in the hospital before the eyes of his relatives, who do not know whether he succumbed to his ... Written by DEFA Film Library

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doctor | medical | based on play | See All (3) »

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Crime | Drama

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26 May 1984 (East Germany)  »

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Woman Doctors  »

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