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Semmelweis (2001)

The tragic true story of Ignaz Semmelweis, the Hungarian doctor who discovered a method for preventing the lethal disease of childbed fever. The Vienna General Hospital, 1849; one in three ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim Berry

Writer:

Jim Berry
6 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Fritz Michel ... Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis
Eden Riegel ... Elisabeth
Gerrit Vooren Gerrit Vooren ... Klein
Leigh Wharton Leigh Wharton ... Kolletchka
James Sobol Kelly ... Priest (as James Sobol)
Renne Gjoni Renne Gjoni ... Bronner
Richard Seff Richard Seff ... Stern
Phillip Galbraith Phillip Galbraith ... Stein
Jeff Branson ... Schmelling
David Reinhart David Reinhart ... Klien's Assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noah Lukeman Noah Lukeman ... Medical Student
Robin Q. Wolff Robin Q. Wolff ... Student
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The tragic true story of Ignaz Semmelweis, the Hungarian doctor who discovered a method for preventing the lethal disease of childbed fever. The Vienna General Hospital, 1849; one in three new mothers die within days of giving birth. Director Klein deems it 'the price God has put on the great gift of bearing a child.' But Ignaz Semmelweis, assistant to the second ward, cannot believe that it is so. He is haunted by the screams that shoot through his ward and the chime of the death bell as another new mother passes. Fraught with nightmares, he cannot rest until he discovers the cause and cure of the fever. What he finds, however, is a new way of thinking. Written by Jim Berry

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Hope was in his hands.

Genres:

Short | Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award for the depiction of science in film. See more »

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No hands were washed during the making of this film. See more »

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Remade as Semmelweis See more »

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