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The English Surgeon (2007)

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This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of an English neurosurgeon (Henry Marsh) situated in Ukraine as we are exposed to the overwhelming dilemmas he has to face and the burden he has to carry throughout his profession.

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This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of an English neurosurgeon (Henry Marsh) situated in Ukraine as we are exposed to the overwhelming dilemmas he has to face and the burden he has to carry throughout his profession.

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Incredible True Story
30 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is so touching and moving, I nearly cried several times. The English Surgeon is about real-life Dr. Henry Marsh, who travels from England to the Ukraine with secondary medical tools to help his Russian counterpart perform surgeries. It is a great documentary. Dr. Marsh is compassionate, but realistic; he will tell a patient outright they have no chance to live. But he keeps trying, despite his emotionally fatigued state.

What I found most intriguing about this film is how pivotal it is to our society. This man travels across the world to try and make a difference, even with the odds of his patients living unknown. He gives it his all, and it can teach us all to show a little more compassionate to our fellow man.


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