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Gods (2014)

Bogowie (original title)
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:

Lukasz Palkowski

Writer:

Krzysztof Rak
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomasz Kot ... Zbigniew Religa
Piotr Glowacki ... Marian Zembala
Szymon Piotr Warszawski ... Andrzej Bochenek
Magdalena Czerwinska ... Anna Religa
Rafal Zawierucha ... Romuald Cichon
Marta Scislowicz ... Nurse Magda
Karolina Piechota ... Nurse Krysia
Wojciech Solarz ... Anesthetist
Arkadiusz Janiczek ... Pherfuzionist
Cezary Kosinski ... Roman Wlodarski
Konrad Bugaj Konrad Bugaj ... Young Doctor
Magdalena Kaczmarek Magdalena Kaczmarek ... Nurse Jolka
Magdalena Wróbel Magdalena Wróbel ... Nurse Michalina
Milena Suszynska Milena Suszynska ... Nurse Gosia
Jan Englert ... Prof. Waclaw Sitkowski
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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.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Gods See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,960,658
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Production Co:

Watchout Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marian Opania and Cezary Kosinski have already played doctors on a medical soap opera Na dobre i na zle (1999), where Tomasz Kot also had an appearance as a patient and later the hospital's business partner. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Waclaw Sitkowski: Cutting a beating heart out of a human being...
Zbigniew Religa: Out of a body.
Prof. Waclaw Sitkowski: A human being. It's ethically vague.
Zbigniew Religa: The world has no doubts.
Prof. Waclaw Sitkowski: Zbyszek, you know very well that, in our country, the heart is a relic.
Zbigniew Religa: Yes, but we both know it's a muscle.
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Fantastic movie
1 March 2015 | by chris-34721See all my reviews

This Polish movie was excellent!! I had no clue Dr Religa was behind the famous National Geographic photo that you see at the end, of the exhausted surgeon in the OR after 23 hours of surgery with the assistant sleeping in a corner. I had to read subtitles, but it's not an action film so i didn't care. This biopic of one of the first cardiac surgeon to perform a heart transplant and his fight against the communist, Kafkaesque bureaucracy to open his clinic was truly epic and riveting from start to finish. I hope it'll be presented at the Oscars next year for foreign film or at least the Golden Globes, because really it was no less interesting than The Imitation Game or The Theory of Everything, both of which were also biopic masterpieces. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!


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