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.
User Reviews: Breathtakingly humanistic film. Hyper-realistic camera and set design. Editing work – fast, full of surprising moments, rhythmic just like the pulsating heart of a human on the surgical table or a spectator in the darkens of movie theater. Convincing presence of the main character and cast. Directorial psychological excellence in audience involvement in the struggle to save a life and the overcoming of so many aspects of human believes and realities. Catholic-Atheism mitt the Hippocratic oath. Very accrued description of the 1980’s Poland without political overtones. Movable film-making. Resurrection of the Polish film school excellence and a new vision of the old world.