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Gods (2014)

Bogowie (original title)
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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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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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Gods See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Watchout Studio See more »
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Waitress: [to drunk Religa pouring another shot glass of vodka for him] The missus?
Zbigniew Religa: Excuse me?
Waitress: Did you mess up or your missus?
Zbigniew Religa: God.
Waitress: Then let it go.
Zbigniew Religa: I can't.
Waitress: You can't force anyone to stay. The heart won't listen.
Zbigniew Religa: We'll see about that.
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Time to operate
12 August 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Bogowie" tells the story of surgeon Religa and his fight to get a hospital where he can do heart transplants going, all in the background of Communist and Catholic Poland, forces that will, in different ways, oppose his desires.

"Bogowie" follows the rule-book in explaining the story of a person advanced to their time, that has to fight against some preconceptions, in this case, beliefs that the hearts have feelings and that people will change personalities if they receive a heart transplant. In that respect, it doesn't stray away from hundreds of other movies that tell similar stories. The plot is not very original, and the direction, quite flat, doesn't help much. When it tries to get flashy it comes out as messy, which doesn't help. The acting is better, but the actors don't have a lot to work with, as the movie is very stern and it's basically men smoking and shouting and being angry the whole time.

In the end, "Bogowie" ends up being not very original or engaging. A nice failure, but a failure nonetheless.


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