What is it like to have God-like surgical powers, yet to struggle against your own humanity? What is it like to try and save a life, and yet to fail? When British Brain Surgeon Henry Marsh first visited the KGB Hospital in Kiev in the early 1990s, patients were dying from simple brain tumors left untreated. This real-life drama follows Marsh as he openly confronts the dilemmas of the doctor patient relationship on his latest mission to the Ukraine. Musical score composed and performed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
“Deeply touching, resonant and...very funny.”—Variety
“...a lovely film, the best documentary for a long time.”—The Guardian
Best Documentary—HOTDOCS Film Festival
Best Documentary—SILVERDOCS Film Festival
WINNER, EMMY AWARD—Outstanding Science & Technology Programming
WINNER, SILVER BATON—duPont-Columbia Awards