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A Russian boy gets a heart transplant in Italy. A lot of people were by his side on his long journey full of hardships, except for his mother.

Director:

Nastia Tarasova

Writers:

Nastia Tarasova (story), Nastia Tarasova
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Marcel Tagaev Marcel Tagaev
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Little Linar's heart is failing. Now his life depends on the transplantation possible only abroad. The film tells about the doctors and caregivers who fight for the boy's life at the same time making up for the absence of the mother who is far away. It took the authors five years to shoot the film. They were with Linar when he was in Russia attached to a machine, a substitute for his heart. They followed him to Italy where the youngster went through a complicated transplant operation and stayed with him during the long rehabilitation. This emotional drama holds the viewer spell-bound while speaking in a subtle metaphoric language. It fires imagination and plunges you into the world of sophisticated creative cinema. Written by Doculab

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Documentary | Drama

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Russia | Italy

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

April 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Линар See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Heartbreaking!
26 December 2013 | by dokerprojectSee all my reviews

Organ transplantation to children is illegal in Russia. And what if it's the only way to save a child's life? Little Linar is patiently waiting for his trip to Italy to have a new heart transplanted. And a strange thing happens- the boy grows up in close relationship with doctors and nurses, learning Italian on the way, and the people around him come together to help and become warmer, heartier, livelier. This may seem a clumsy metaphor coming from me - the director did much better. The film is perfectly constructed compliant with all drama laws and at some point it might seem you are watching a feature film - so many details and artistic devices like the light at the end of the hospital corridor, jumping cardio gram, life saving equipment letting off alarm signals. But no, not too many, and it's not even the director's artistry, it's...hey, who is it up there who thinks up our lives and decorates our life interiors?


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