The early career of cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa. Despite harsh reality of the 1980s Poland, he successfully leads a team of doctors to the country's first human heart transplantation.

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Zbigniew Religa
Piotr Glowacki ...
Marian Zembala
Szymon Piotr Warszawski ...
Andrzej Bochenek
Magdalena Czerwinska ...
Anna Religa
Rafal Zawierucha ...
Romuald Cichon
Marta Scislowicz ...
Nurse Magda
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Nurse Krysia
Wojciech Solarz ...
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Arkadiusz Janiczek ...
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Roman Wlodarski
Konrad Bugaj ...
Young Doctor
Magdalena Kaczmarek ...
Nurse Jolka
Magdalena Wróbel ...
Nurse Michalina
Milena Suszynska ...
Nurse Gosia
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Prof. Waclaw Sitkowski
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The early career of cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa. Despite harsh reality of the 1980s Poland, he successfully leads a team of doctors to the country's first human heart transplantation.

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There are cameos of two main co-workers of Religa as members of bioethics commission: Marian Zembala (first from left) and Andrzej Bochenek (first from right). See more »

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Best film on the film fest in Minsk,May 2015
19 May 2015 | by (Minsk, Belarus) – See all my reviews

Breathtakingly humanistic film. Hyper-realistic camera and set design. Editing work - fast, full of surprising moments, rhythmic just like the pulsating heart of a human on the surgical table or a spectator in the darkens of movie theater. Convincing presence of the main character and cast. Directorial psychological excellence in audience involvement in the struggle to save a life and the overcoming of so many aspects of human believes and realities. Catholic-Atheism mitt the Hippocratic oath. Very accrued description of the 1980's Poland without political overtones. Movable film-making. Resurrection of the Polish film school excellence and a new vision of the old world.


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