2014, 120 min, Poland, Dir: Lukasz Palkowski

In 1985, Zbigniew Religa became the first surgeon in Poland to successfully transplant a human heart, and this riveting biopic underlines the achievement, made in the face of skepticism and government bureaucracy. Tomasz Kot is sensational as the chain-smoking Religa, and GODS earned six Eagles at the Polish Film Awards including Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Actor. “You wouldn’t think a film about cardiology in Poland would be such a kick, but BOGOWIE … is a fast-paced, soapy pleasure, sort of like ‘ER’ or ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ but with the 1980s setting adding a judicious dollop of iron-curtain period kitsch.” - Leslie Felperin, The Guardian. In Polish with English subtitles.

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