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
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Andrzej Bochenek
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Anna Religa
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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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Time to operate
12 August 2016 | by See 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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