7.8/10
3,636
10 user 9 critic
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:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wesele (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A wealthy small-town wiseguy organizes the wedding party for his daughter. As the party begins, unexpected events start to occur and disturb the party for the hosts and guests alike.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Marian Dziedziel, Tamara Arciuch, Iwona Bielska
Drogówka (2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Comic and tragic scenes from the lives of police officers in the Warsaw Traffic Department.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Bartlomiej Topa, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Julia Kijowska
Kiler (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An innocent cab driver Jurek Kiler is mistaken for a contract killer and imprisoned. Soon, he is sprung by a mob boss who needs "Killer" for a few more jobs.

Director: Juliusz Machulski
Stars: Cezary Pazura, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Jerzy Stuhr
Dzien swira (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

24 hours in the bitter life of a frustrated divorced teacher who stays in the vicious circle of his numerous obsessions.

Director: Marek Koterski
Stars: Marek Kondrat, Janina Traczykówna, Andrzej Grabowski
Dom zly (2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marian Dziedziel, Kinga Preis
Róza (2011)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense ... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Agata Kulesza, Malwina Buss
Symetria (2003)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man falsely accused of assaulting an old woman tries to adapt to his new life in prison.

Director: Konrad Niewolski
Stars: Arkadiusz Detmer, Andrzej Chyra, Janusz Bukowski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jerzy is a celebrity writer and a chronic alcoholic who camouflages his drinking problem with his wits and charm. As a frequent visitor of the rehab center, he meets fellow addicts from all walks of life and social backgrounds.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Julia Kijowska, Adam Woronowicz
Psy (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Marek Kondrat, Cezary Pazura
Vinci (2004)
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After several years of serving his sentence, Cuma - a notorious art thief is released from prison due to his poor health. It was all arranged by dealer Gruby who plans a heist of the famous... See full summary »

Director: Juliusz Machulski
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Józef Paleczka, Borys Szyc
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of a well-known artistic family: legendary painter Zdzislaw Beksinski, his wife Zofia and their son Tomasz, a highly-praised music critic and translator. Their lives were far from being usual.

Director: Jan P. Matuszynski
Stars: Andrzej Seweryn, Dawid Ogrodnik, Aleksandra Konieczna
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A satirical look at the gangsters of Poland and some teens who accidentally get involved with them.

Director: Olaf Lubaszenko
Stars: Maciej Stuhr, Cezary Pazura, Michal Milowicz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Szymon Piotr Warszawski ...
Andrzej Bochenek
Magdalena Czerwinska ...
Rafal Zawierucha ...
Romuald Cichon
Marta Scislowicz ...
Nurse Magda
...
Nurse Krysia
...
Anesthetist
...
Pherfuzionist
...
Roman Wlodarski
Konrad Bugaj ...
Magdalena Kaczmarek ...
Magdalena Wróbel ...
Milena Suszynska ...
...
Prof. Waclaw Sitkowski
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

doctor | heart | surgeon | 1980s | poland | See All (30) »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

Gods  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent
23 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

I went to watch this movie with my mom. We both loved it - excellent actors, thought-provoking concepts, and HILARIOUS lines at times. My mom was glad to show me a piece of her life - socialist realm she remembers from her youth. I was glad to share with her a bit of my life - I am not a doctor, but a researcher in a medicine-related field.

This movie was needed. I am looking forward to English translation, I want to watch it with my friends who are also scientists. I needed to see this to remind myself why I do what I d, I'm sure they will too. The guy transplanted a freaking HEART without even having a computer or freedom, I can as well suck it up in my lab.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017

"The IMDb Show" connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017 and unwraps some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials.

Watch now