Ocalenie (1973)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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This grim drama, in Polish, chronicles the trials and slow deterioration in the life of a proud professor who is subjected to the indignities of modern medical care in a hospital. At first just brought in for a few tests, he discovers that his kidneys are failing and that he will have to remain in the hospital until transplant organs become available. In the beginning he is a man at the top of his form, called away for an unavoidable interruption. By the end, with his career in shambles and his pride ruptured by countless indignities, he loses control just as an ambulance containing the kidney he needs is arriving.

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body-parts, disease, hospital, professor, terminal-illness, transplant