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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.

Director:

Lukasz Palkowski

Writer:

Krzysztof Rak
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomasz Kot ... Zbigniew Religa
Piotr Glowacki ... Marian Zembala
Szymon Piotr Warszawski ... Andrzej Bochenek
Magdalena Czerwinska ... Anna Religa
Rafal Zawierucha ... Romuald Cichon
Marta Scislowicz ... Nurse Magda
Karolina Piechota ... Nurse Krysia
Wojciech Solarz ... Anesthetist
Arkadiusz Janiczek ... Pherfuzionist
Cezary Kosinski ... Roman Wlodarski
Konrad Bugaj Konrad Bugaj ... Young Doctor
Magdalena Kaczmarek Magdalena Kaczmarek ... Nurse Jolka
Magdalena Wróbel Magdalena Wróbel ... Nurse Michalina
Milena Suszynska Milena Suszynska ... Nurse Gosia
Jan Englert ... 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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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

The film is based on real events and a person of a Polish cardiac surgeon Dr. Zbigniew Religa and his co-workers. After a fall of communism in Poland, in 1993 he was elected a senator, then in 2005 he was a Minister of Health. See more »

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Prof. Jan Moll: The Poles are jelous even of one others failures.
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Best film on the film fest in Minsk,May 2015
19 May 2015 | by biscophotoSee 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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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Bogowie See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,960,658
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Watchout Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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