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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Zbigniew Religa
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Marian Zembala
Szymon Piotr Warszawski ...
Andrzej Bochenek
Magdalena Czerwinska ...
Anna Religa
Rafal Zawierucha ...
Romuald Cichon
Marta Scislowicz ...
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Roman Wlodarski
Konrad Bugaj ...
Young Doctor
Magdalena Kaczmarek ...
Nurse Jolka
Magdalena Wróbel ...
Nurse Michalina
Milena Suszynska ...
Nurse Gosia
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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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Dr. Zbigniew Religa was a heavy smoker, what is depicted in the film, and eventually died in 2009 from lung cancer. See more »

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Hidden treasure
25 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I did not expect much from the movie and only decided to watch it out of respect to Zbigniew Religa. The only drawback is footage from real surgeries on open heart, and this may be too graphic for some viewers to stomach. The viewer will find it hard to observe the action from the back seat as the whole plot evolves like Bolero by Ravel.

It starts rather slow, in casual manner, just to turn up a notch every once a while. The production crew faced quite a challenge since most viewers knew what happened in real life, and what the final outcome was. In this respect the challenge was met with a great performance, especially by the main character. Just like in Bolero the movie ends with a high note, leaving the audience in awe.


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