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Bypass (2017)

When Dr Lisa Cooper, a renowned cardiac surgeon, is forced to make decisions regarding the life of her son Sam, she has no choice but to turn her back on the medical system she has devoted her life to.


Shane Vermooten




Credited cast:
Natalie Becker ... Dr. Lisa Cooper
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Dr. Chris Moanda
Greg Kriek ... Martin Fischer (Dr. Bennett)
Deon Lotz ... Dr. Wright
Joel Brown Joel Brown ... Sam Cooper
Matthew Dylan Roberts Matthew Dylan Roberts ... Clayton Taylor
Shoki Mokgapa Shoki Mokgapa ... Sister Mmaya
Nomasanto Tshabalala Nomasanto Tshabalala ... Pumza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melissa Haiden ... Penny Fischer
Daniel Joynt Daniel Joynt ... Daniel Fischer
Tuks Tad Lungu Tuks Tad Lungu ... Guard
Pierre Malherbe Pierre Malherbe ... Dr. Evans
Namisa Mdalose Namisa Mdalose ... Sister Lebo
Grant Ross ... Dr. Williams
Jenny Stead ... Sister Lucas


In the children's ward of St Luke's Hospital, SAM COOPER (9) is waiting at the top of the transplant list for a new liver. His mother, DR LISA COOPER (40), head of cardiac surgery feels completely helpless, unable to save her son, despite saving her patients' lives every day. When a liver finally becomes available it is destroyed en route to the hospital. The alternative of an illegal organ becomes her only option. She turns her back on the system she has devoted her life to and secretly heads off to New Day Clinic in an unknown African country. Once behind the derelict walls of the facility, Sam is taken and used as a pawn to force Lisa into performing a heart transplant for a wealthy American patient, CLAYTON TAYLOR (62). Lisa's Hippocratic Oath and her mother's love are forced to collide on the operating table. Knowing that in order to harvest a heart and perform the transplant, she will need to take the life of a young, innocent girl to get Sam back. She quickly realizes that in ... Written by Bianca Schmitz

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some lives are simply more valuable...



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Release Date:

12 May 2017 (South Africa) See more »

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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1


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2.35 : 1
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