Ein Werk Gottes (TV Movie 2004)

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Ein Werk Gottes: Directed by Joseph Sargent. With Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union. A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

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