Riveting, fast paced, compelling and filled with humor, Gods is the story of the cardiac surgeon, Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland in 1984. The young doctor intended to apply the latest world improvements in transplantology, but was blocked by the restrictions ruling the People’s Republic of Poland. Religa had to oppose his former mentors and fossilized bureaucratic and political structures, and to fight with the public superstitions, according to which the heart is seen as a relic, and not a “glorious pump.” Gods is a great film about ambition and willpower, but also about the price one has to pay for success. Winner of 5 awards, including Best Film, Best Feature, and Best Actor, at Polish Film Awards.
Tomasz Kot, Magdalena Czerwinska, Piotr Głowacki, Szymon Piotr Warszawski, Rafal Zawierucha, Kinga Preis